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Berlinale: The Best and Wurst of It

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

The Berlinale is widely considered - along with Venice, Cannes, Sundance and Toronto - among the five most important film festivals on earth.

To Defeat Radical Islamic Jihad, We Need Three Types of Army: Military, Political and Love

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Moderate Muslims are the true front lines in this battle. And they need to be welcomed into our modern world, and helped in moderating the impulses of their young charges.

Spengler's Decline of the West Revisited: Religion to Reason and Back

Robert Orlando | Posted 07.31.2015 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Oswald Spengler was neither a religious nor secular historian, a position which in our modern bipolar world would in all probability leave most intellectuals searching for a job or even a room "at the Inn." Yet for thinkers who view culture, politics, AND religion as a "both/and" proposition not an "either/or," history demonstrates a repetitive evolutionary cycle.

Is a Mind-Element Needed to Interpret Quantum Mechanics? Do Physically Undetermined Choices Enter Into the Evolution of the Physical Universe? Part 3

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

To rationally settle this issue one needs an adequate conceptual framework. Finding one is not easy, however. That's because the dynamics involved is described in three different incompatible languages.

F.C. Baur, the Nosferatu of New Testament Critical Studies?

Robert Orlando | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Over the last few decades, whenever the notion of a harmonious Christian beginning has been challenged, there seems to have been a readily available "how-to-manual" defense against this perspective.

Wholonics: The Structure and Dynamics of Wholeness

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

In an effort to better understand how we grow into wholeness, we must first understand how our world is becoming complete, and how we fit, or don't fit, with these dynamics.

"Truth" Examined

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Truth consists of moments. And the despot returns when, in the name of that ultimate truth whose itinerary he claims to know, he says to the laggards, that is, to those of us who commit the fatal error of clinging to what has just gone out of date: "Silence! Heed me and obey," or simply "Get moving!"

'An Open System of Closed Enclaves': Tolerance, Past and Present, in America

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

There's a growing national consensus that fighting to the death doesn't meet the needs of modern America. Only a president can instruct the nation on the need for a re-thinking of our political values.

Lincoln

Francis Levy | Posted 02.10.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit was a seminal work in shaping thinking about consciousness and history. Steven Spielberg has created the cinematic equivalent of Hegel in Lincoln.

Public Diplomacy and the Flight to the Academy

John Brown | Posted 01.05.2013 | World
John Brown

Today, American public diplomacy, once implemented by an independent and very imperfect agency, is hidden away at the regulations-driven State Department, some would say like a coffin at a funeral home, despite the good intentions of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

Why Does the World Exist?

Glyn Vincent | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Glyn Vincent

In Jim Holt's lively, bestselling book, Why Does The World Exist?, the author informs us the very phrase, Big Bang, was coined by a cosmologist, Sir Fred Hoyle, who disagreed with the conception of a universe-creating explosion.

Infanticide: The New Abortion

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The abortion question is unique in its ability to generate two utterly disparate conceptions of the same act. Is it a procedure or is it the wholesale megadeath of the other?

The Slaughter Benches of History: Hegel and Radical Extremists

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 10.02.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

The crucial question is, of course, the interpretation of words. Political radicals do not need to pore over thousands of pages of philosophical text to come to a conclusion on any perceived political malaise.

Disaster, Religion And Resilience In Haiti

blogs.ssrc.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Most of us seem to know intuitively that resilience matters for post-disaster recovery, yet we also know that Haiti desperately needs the internationa...

'Empathic Civilization' Excerpt: Homo-Empathicus, The Big Story That Historians Missed

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following is an excerpt from the HuffPost book club pick for February, Jeremy Rifkin's "The Empathic Civilization". Historians, by and large, wri...

Obama's Just War and Deaf Ears

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Adam

The "just war" theory essentially seeks to reconcile Jesus Christ's turn-the-other-cheek principle with the secular need of nations to wage war.