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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

Aug 09, 2014

De Staat/Multi-Story Orchestra; BBC Proms 27, 19, 25 review

Peckham car park; Royal Albert Hall, London Spirits soared to Andriessen's Plato in Peckham and John Tavener's vision of eternity Continue reading..... #London #Albert Hall
Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Aug 04, 2014

How can journalists be objective when writing about dead children? | Giles Fraser

It’s a controversy as old as the fifth century BC. “Man is the measure of all things,” said Protagoras. No, replied Plato. Nothing imperfect can be the measure of anything. And there we have the essence of a philosophical squabble about the possibili... #London #Albert Hall
Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Aug 14, 2014

LifeSource tries on new fundraiser

LifeSource International will take to the catwalk for its newest fundraiser. Fashion for Compassion will feature a style show, hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, a photo booth and live music by Barrett Baber, area musician who won the Grammy Gig of a Lifeti... #London #Albert Hall