Category Archives: History

The Modern Worldview, Part 11

One of the most destructive things that’s happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together – which can lead to nightmares of social collapse. … Alexander McCall Smith Why can’t … Continue reading

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The Modern Worldview Part 1

by Dr. Denise R. Ames One of the most destructive things that’s happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together – which can lead to nightmares of social collapse. … … Continue reading

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Unsettling Times: A Troubling Transition

These are unsettling times. In an optimistic light, we are merely in the midst of a transitional period in which the old ways of doing things are being disrupted and rejected. From a more pessimistic outlook, we are sliding into … Continue reading

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A Clear Choice in the American Election: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

This has certainly been an unusual election season! I am sure almost all Americans would agree. It has brought out every faction, interest group, and ideological stance in America. There have been the free traders, neoliberals, socialists, nationalists and globalists, … Continue reading

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The Brexit Vote in a Historical Context: Part II 1945-1970s

A second part discussion of the historical context of Brexit. The recent Brexit vote has certainly created lots of uneasiness among not only people in the United Kingdom but around the world. The event is complex and the repercussions are … Continue reading

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The Brexit Vote in a Historical Context

The recent Brexit vote has certainly created lots of uneasiness among not only people in the United Kingdom, but around the world. The event is complex and the repercussions are multifaceted. It is hard to talk about the complexity of … Continue reading

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Rigoberta Menchu: Becoming an Indigenous Activist (Part II)

Excerpted from Dr. Ames’ recently released book Human Rights: Towards a Global Values System. “We Indians never do anything which goes against the laws of our ancestors.” – Rigoberta Menchu Rigoberta Menchu’s harrowing story spans her childhood growing up poor … Continue reading

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