Category Archives: History

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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Rigoberta Menchu: The Beginning of an Indigenous Activist, Part I (Part II coming June 21st)

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 in … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Day 2016

I love Earth Day and it is just around the corner, April 22. I love it because we are honoring more than just one person but the Earth itself. What a wonderful tradition. In honor of Earth Day, I would … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Kenyan Environmentalist Wangari Maathai

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, I will write two blogs about inspirational environmentalists. Also, my forthcoming book, Human Rights: Towards a Global Values System, has a section highlighting what I regard as one of the most inspirational … Continue reading

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