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Western Society

A Living Room of One's Own: Gob Squad's Western Society

Bess Rowen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Western Society, like its namesake, actually requires your participation in the system to make meaning. Western Society has four performers -- like the four original viewers of the video -- who have now brought this slice of life reality to a broader audience.

The Problem With Banning the Burqa

Craig Considine | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

Legislating against and criminalizing the burqa is not, as many critics argue, going to achieve gender parity in Western societies. Rather, banning the burqa is going to bully Muslim women into abandoning their cultural traditions, religious obligations, and political expressions.

WATCH: Why The West Is Losing Out To The Rest

Posted 01.06.2012 | Books

Historian Niall Ferguson discussed "the six killer apps" of prosperity in his recent TED talk. These "apps" refer to certain ideas--competition, sc...