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Dr. Robert Aziz

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A True Fountain of Youth

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 2:09 AM

The quest for eternal youthfulness has captivated humanity for centuries. World mythologies, the arts, not to speak of actual historical events, provide more than glimpses into our preoccupation with this problem. Recently this quest has taken an altogether new direction with ever-increasing numbers of people seeking salvation in the now...

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Occupy Wall Street Movement: 'It's About the Process, Stupid'

(7) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 5:47 PM

Given our human bias not to take seriously anything that is not served up to us in the form of absolutes, it is beyond annoying that the in-your-face presence of the OWSM would have the audacity (interesting word) not to reduce what it is they are actually after to a...

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Why Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

(17) Comments | Posted August 7, 2011 | 7:50 PM

The option to impose one's will on another is an option that position alone wrongly affords all too many individuals. Indeed this option to impose on, rather than work with, this option to impose on without any regard whatsoever for due process, becomes, in the hands of most, a license...

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Adding to Arianna's Reflections on Jung, Archetypes and Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies

(10) Comments | Posted August 8, 2010 | 1:38 AM

The idea that within all human beings there exists 'instincts' or innate patterns of behavior was widely accepted prior to Jung. Jung, for his part, took things a step further when he identified, based on his own clinical observations, the existence of innate patterns of meaning. Initially, Jung spoke of...

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New Year's Eve: Making It A Genuine First Step

(11) Comments | Posted December 31, 2009 | 12:19 PM

It is a curious fact that New Year's Eve is synonymous with getting wasted. How do I define wasted? Technically put, I would define it as any party-related excess that results in one feeling like crap the next day.

Now it goes without saying that getting wasted would typically not...

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Mind the Leadership Gap: Why it should have been called the White House Office of Goodwill Neighborhood Partnerships

(12) Comments | Posted April 13, 2009 | 12:30 PM

On the 16th day following his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama established by way of an executive order the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. This Office, according to the February 5th White House press release, "will be a resource...

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An Inaugural Invocation For A Man of Goodwill

(16) Comments | Posted January 16, 2009 | 11:23 AM

The role played by gut feeling or subjective value judgment in the assessment of character is not to be underestimated, especially in politics. So when it comes to the decision making process of selecting our leaders, although we will listen to what the pundits have to say, although we will...

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Reclaiming America's Leadership Role: Barack Obama and Democratic Culture

(5) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 4:47 PM

The reason for the sudden political ascendancy of Barack Obama, accompanied as it has been by the awakening of unprecedented social, political and cultural sentiments, not only in America but also in the world as a whole, has been the source of much speculation.

We have seen those who...

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Democracy Unbound: The Freeing of Democratic Process from the Tyranny of False Absolutes and False Certainties

(5) Comments | Posted October 20, 2008 | 11:43 AM

Democracy is not a commodity of fixed value; democracy, rather, is a process and as such something we must work each and every day to secure. To uphold and improve democracy's process is, therefore, to uphold and improve democracy itself. The more functional the process, the more authentic the democracy....

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