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Entries by Philip Slater from 10/2006

How Beliefs About 'Human Nature' Reinforce the Status Quo

| Posted 10.04.2006 | Politics
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As loyal American capitalists, it's very important for us to believe that selfishness is 'just human nature', despite the fact that for so many other societies around the world, the opposite seems to be true.

Should American Foreign Policy Be Left to 'Experts'?

| Posted 10.11.2006 | Politics
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Mistakes that are covered up tend to mushroom into disasters, and classified material is usually released only when it's too late to prevent the follies it reveals.

Why the Amish Freak Us Out, and Not Vice Versa

| Posted 10.18.2006 | Politics
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Those born to the freedoms of our way of life are rarely inclined to give them up, and even more rarely succeed when they attempt communal life.

The Root Causes of Terrorism and Why No One Wants to End Them

| Posted 10.25.2006 | Huffington Post

A society that impoverishes most of its population in order to enrich a few neurotically greedy individuals is a sick society.