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Social Harmony

Loving America, But Hating Americans

Terry Newell | Posted 01.15.2017 | Politics
Terry Newell

Stoking hatred may be a productive campaign strategy, creating as it does wedge issues and energetic voting blocks. But what makes for successful campaigning makes for bad governance.

Solutions to Communal Conflict in Myanmar

David L. Phillips | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
David L. Phillips

Myanmar's leaders and people deserve great credit for embracing democracy and political transition. However, further steps are needed to consolidate reforms and social progress.

Buddha's Teachings on Social Harmony

David L. Phillips | Posted 03.05.2014 | Home
David L. Phillips

The Pali Canon offers a prescription on ethics, conflict resolution and social harmony. Likewise, the Qur'an and Sunnah embody similar social harmony principles that could be the basis for inter-faith dialogue.

The Age of Hyperbolic Leadership

Terry Newell | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

Even where hyperbolic leadership "works" in the short run, to produce a political decision ("victory"), the long run price is steep.