You know, there is one reason why I think the United States is an exceptional country, as the Republicans always insist. America is a very practical country, a do-it-yourself country. In the 19th century, the United States gave birth to Christian Science, because if Jesus can heal people, why can’t everybody? And, then, several decades … Continue reading “Why the United States is an exceptional country” by Mike Zonta, HWM
The Beloved, If Misunderstood, FCC Rule’s Promise Was Far Greater Than Its Performance A couple listens to the radio in 1957. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. by ALLISON PERLMAN | APRIL 12, 2021 (zocalopublicsquare.com) The Fairness Doctrine—the federal communications policy, in place from 1949 to 1987, that required U.S. broadcasters to address controversial issues and provide airtime to … Continue reading WHY BRINGING BACK THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE WON’T CURE WHAT AILS MODERN MEDIA
Dose of Truth Please, like, share, subscribe, and comment! Also, please, turn on your notification button/bell next to the subscribe button for the latest interviews and Jordan Peterson clips, videos, lectures and speeches. Jordan Peterson grants me Partial License.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNdW… @TeamYouTube The intro piano composition is Gymnopedie No. 2 by Erik Satie, performed by Kevin MacLeod … Continue reading Why your Behaviour is meaningful – Jordan Peterson – Philosophical meditations
The case against the work ethic. Issue 66, 1st May 2018 (iai.tv) John Danaher | Lecturer in Philosophy of Law at NUI Galway. His work focuses on emerging technologies and the philosophy of punishment. Do you like your job? Maybe you do, but I think you should reevaluate. At the very least, I think you … Continue reading Why You Should Hate Your Job
Learning to separate ego and truth 12th October 2020 (iai.tv) Michael Patrick Lynch Convictions are integral to our identity, which is why they so rarely change. We should all beware of mistaking our tribal values for our reasoned beliefs, warns philosopher Michael P. Lynch. There are times, the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once noted, when reasons … Continue reading Why evidence won’t change your convictions
People typically rejoice over, not lament, the death of someone they genuinely believe is a fascist dictator. Glenn Greenwald October 4 2020 (theintercept.com) House Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), on CNN, August 2, 2020 THE TYPICAL REACTION to the death of a tyrant — whether by revolutionary violence or natural causes — is not one of grief and sadness … Continue reading Why Are Democrats Praying for the Speedy Recovery of a “Fascist Dictator”?
Hasan Kwame Jeffries|TEDxOhioStateUniversity To move forward in the United States, we must look back and confront the difficult history that has shaped widespread injustice. Revisiting a significant yet overlooked piece of the past, Hasan Kwame Jeffries emphasizes the need to weave historical context, no matter how painful, into our understanding of modern society — so … Continue reading Why we must confront hard historical truths
This website places at your disposal a free ebook entitled The Authoritarians. I wrote this book in 2006 when a great deal seemed to be going wrong in America, and I thought the research on authoritarian personalities could explain a lot of it. (The book is set in that era, but you will have no trouble … Continue reading Why Do Trump’s Supporters Stand by Him, No Matter What?
DAVID KORTEN MAR 18, 2020 (yesmagazine.org) PHOTO BY ADA YOKOTA The rapid spread of novel coronavirus has prompted government, business, and civil society to take dramatic action—canceling events large and small, restricting travel, and shutting down major segments of the economy on which nearly all of us depend. It is a demonstration of our ability, when … Continue reading Why Coronavirus Is Humanity’s Wake-Up Call
Not only is ‘Je suis excité’ not the appropriate way to convey excitement in French, but there seems to be no real way to express it at all. BBC Travel|getpocket.com Emily Monaco Julie Barlow: “The French don’t appreciate in conversation a kind of positive, sunny exuberance that’s really typical of Americans.” Credit: Norbert Scanella/Alamy. When … Continue reading Why the French Don’t Show Excitement