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A brief history of modernity

Mar 18, 2012

A brief history of modernity

The Greeks asked themselves that if everything had a cause, how could the universe, and indeed god, have come to being from nowhere? #Greece #Socrates #Plato #Aristotle

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Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Oct 07, 2012

Dear Kejriwal, here's why 'direct democracy' doesn't work

Arvind Kejriwal is pitching for 'direct democracy'. But democratic opinion is not always infallible. And it is susceptible to demogoguery. A civilization lesson on the perils of heeding the 'pasion of the mobs'. #TheLongView #Arvind Kejriwal #Democracy #Direct democracy #Plato #Aristotle
Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Mar 25, 2012

Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Muslim and Christian Arabs helped retrieve knowledge lost with the demise of the Greek knowledge. They has translated all of Aristotle and all of Plato in Arabic. #Greece #ConnectTheDots #Plato #Aristotle #Saeed Akhtar Mirza

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Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Sep 19, 2014

Be a Better Leader by Pondering these 4 Philosophers

You may have forgotten what Aristotle and Nietzsche wrote about, but in tough times these deep thinkers can improve your leadership ability...
Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Sep 15, 2014

Top five powerful better halves: The Good Wives

As Barry Egan interviews Maura Derrane, who is a political wife, Pat Fitzpatrick takes a look at some other powerful better halves 1 Jackie Kennedy Her second husband was Aristotle Onassis. She felt a very strong attraction. Probably because he was a... #Chris Noth #Aristotle Onassis #Iris Robinson #Michael Collins #Michelle Obama #Michael Collins (politician)
Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Aug 31, 2014

Country Matters: Swallows' in mud-winter muddle

SWALLOWS have suddenly departed from some Connacht sites while on the south-east coast there is a nest with eggs over a porch door.A reader has mailed images. This is a second brood, perhaps a third. The birds may be taking a chance, prompted by weat... #Africa #Samuel Johnson