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Post Tiananmen: China's Body Image Shifts From Cultural to Sexual Revolution

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Andrew Lam

There came a startling moment when everything shifted. A man carrying two plastic bags, one in each hand, stood directly in the path of a column of armored tanks, effectively preventing them from proceeding down the avenue toward Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

Wake-Up Calls for Societies of the 21st Century

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Arzu Kaya Uranli

We have to be more sensitive to such wake-up calls, before our communities turn into a complete "collection of strangers."

Individualism vs. Social Science

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

NPR's social science maven reported that President Obama may have undermined the success of gun control legislation when he stated that "We are responsible for each other." Americans, Shankar Vendantam stated, care about individual rights and liberty, not the common good.

The Education of a Vietnamese American Writer

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

Finding and following my passion and path in life is a bit like that. Scary. Delightful. A struggle, to be sure. But once I dove into that pool, I took to the water. And I kept on swimming.

We the Forgetful People

Jag Bhalla | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Jag Bhalla

Despite what President Obama called a "centuries-long debate about the role of government," the Constitution clearly defines a duty to "promote the general welfare."

A To-do List From a Mom Who Wants to Do Better

Erin Smith | Posted 03.25.2013 | Parents
Erin Smith

We only get one chance at this life and one of my biggest fears is getting to the end with regrets. The only way to minimize regrets is to take stock of where we currently stand in life and be willing to change, or at least slightly adjust, direction.

King of Queens: Straight Guy in the Queer Eye

Conquistador | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Conquistador

I have a bigger moustache than your father, higher heels than your mother and I'll steal your girlfriend if you call me "faggot" one more time. Lock up your daughters, shoes and handbags, because Conquistador is coming to town.

The Social Context of Mass Murder

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Hey, loser! And so the nail is driven in. This is isolation; this is the coffin. And there are so many ways of saying it. The social context of bei...

7 Ways To Stop Caring What Others Think Of You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.13.2012 | Teen

Whether it's constantly rechecking the number of "likes" on your new profile picture or worrying about being able to pull off an edgy new haircut, see...

The Future Rise of the Grand Old Party

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Zachary K. Pearce

The liberal -- sorry, "progressive" -- elites love to talk about the fictional death of the Republican Party. But the Republican Party's future is as bright as ever.

Need More Jobs? Revive the Public Sector

John Tirman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

Lessons from the tough neighborhoods of Rio and Johannesburg also have meaning for the United States. One of the consequences of the severe budget cuts the GOP envisions under the Ryan plan is a growing disconnect between communities and government.

Ayn Rand Was Consistent

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

She was an individualist and an atheist. Notice what I am NOT saying: I am not saying that an atheist is necessarily an individualist. In truth I am aware of more atheists who are collectivists than individualists.

Doing Business in China: How to Win

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

The Chinese consumer is becoming modern and international, but not Western. In my book, What Chinese Want, I outline a few "golden rules" successful ...

United We Stand?

Madlin Mekelburg | Posted 08.06.2012 | Teen
Madlin Mekelburg

This concept of individual supremacy and advancement in America has infiltrated even the most basic parts of our society, and is constantly enforced at every age level.

Where's Tom Joad Anyway?

Craig Werner | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Craig Werner

This idea that the American Dream involves making as much cash as possible for yourself is well out of date, and the time has come for a change.

The Training Wheels Have Got to Come Off

Aaron Anson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Aaron Anson

The bottom line is that no matter what our beliefs are, they are often based largely on interpretations handed to us by others.

The Doublespeak of "Freedom"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I am, quite frankly, concerned by Romney and other advocates of neoliberalist principles because they are based on individualistic, self-centered "freedoms," while opposing general responsibility for others and for a collective cooperative society.

Jews In The Diaspora Are Not Partial Jews: A Response To A.B. Yehoshua

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

I personally do not know what it means to be a complete or a partial Jew; moreover, I reject any demand that I need to live a full rather than a partial Jewish existence.

American-Style Individualism in China? Looks Deceive

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.17.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Surely the forces of change are reshaping the Chinese psyche. Surely people, once suppressed by colorless conformity, are embracing individualism. Sorry, but no.

Blaze Your Own Trail!

Irene Tanner | Posted 02.25.2012 | Home
Irene Tanner

Picture this: I am 16 years old attending my first English 101 class at Women's College, University of North Carolina. Our professor is Elizabeth Bowe...

Super Committee Occupies My Miami Winter

Daniella Levine | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Daniella Levine

The Super Committee "fails." Occupiers are evicted. Cool weather comes to Miami. How do these relate if at all?

A Chinese Century? Not Quite

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Tom Doctoroff

China will not easily capture hearts and minds. They will be an economic superpower only. The Chinese are ethnocentric and in large ways and small, an instinct to narrowly defend interests can be off putting.

Business Must Understand U.S. Individualism and Conflicting Visions

Brad Reid | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business
Brad Reid

The debt ceiling debate is a small part a much larger clash of opposed visions about the relative roles of the public and private spheres of influence.

China's Ambivalent Tiger Moms: When in Rome...

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

In the People's Republic, contemporary mothers, flooded with information that promote a more liberal model of modern parenting, are conflicted.

No Looting in Japan

Amy Chavez | Posted 05.27.2011 | World
Amy Chavez

People around the world have marveled at the lack of mass-looting in Japan. Is it the presence of "wa" that prevents people from looting, or the power of the individual that allows them to loot?