Monthly Archives: July 2015

Will Discovery of ET Spark Spiritual Awakening or Crisis?

I’m neither a trained theologian nor an astronomer, but I have to say that I was a bit taken aback by the intellectual and spiritual presumptuousness expressed by one astronomer/theologian: Earth is the only planet on which the incarnation occurred? … Continue reading

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Historical Incongruities, Singular Acts of Kindness

While it may seem strange and impolite, if not outrageously offensive, to point this out, modern Israel and Germany share a number of things in common. Both countries are outgrowths of the defeat of the most ignominious regime in history, … Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s Two Americas

Blue and red America seem to be at permanent loggerheads. In increasing numbers, Americans in both camps are taking note of the deep cultural and political chasm that has emerged between us, one so deep that it has begun to … Continue reading

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Why Are Americans So Fascinated with the Monarchy?

Members of Republic, the lobbying group calling for the abolition of the British monarchy and its replacement with an elected head of state, often express bewilderment over the American fascination with the Royal Family. Republic supporters out protesting and canvassing … Continue reading

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What Accounts for Britain’s Soft-Power Superpower Status?

America may be the world’s sole military superpower, but Britain is distinguished as the world’s preeminent soft-power superpower. What exactly is meant by soft power?  According to the people who conceived this ranking, soft power means the acquisition of influence … Continue reading

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A Defining Event with Murky Beginnings

Today marks the seventy-first anniversary of the July 20th Plot, the ill-fated attempt by a diverse group of German political and military leaders and intellectuals to assassinate Adolph Hitler, establish a provisional government, and demonstrate to the world that there were … Continue reading

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The Roots of Conspiracy Theories

Reading history, the thought has occurred to me that violent political revolutions release a kind of free-floating anxiety that never dissipates and that subsequently attaches to all sorts of random events, many of which are then perceived as dire threats … Continue reading

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