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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

Jul 01, 2014

Who knows what Jesus thought about gay people? Yet he has come to embody compassion

Elton John's remarks expose the paradox at the heart of the difficulties that Christians have with homosexuality When Elton John claims that Jesus would have supported gay marriage , this is a bit like saying that Plato would have been a heavy user o... #Elton John #Facebook
Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Jun 13, 2014

I remember Mosul, but Iraq 3.0 is what happens when you exit a war early

Five conversations in a veteran's mind, before and after the return of Isis none with a plan, none with a point. Just death. What else can you say? Only the dead have seen the end of war. Plato We may occupy a country completely, but hostilities can ... #Iraq #Mosul #United States #Vietnam
Hindus, Muslims and the Enlightenment

Jun 20, 2014

Why Rebel Without a Cause was a milestone for gay rights

There are many reasons to celebrate Rebel Without a Cause , the epochal 1955 film that screenwriter Stewart Stern called “the story of a generation that grew up overnight.” One of the best, and perhaps least known, is the role it played in changing s... #Toronto #California #Hollywood #Los Angeles, CA #Audrey Hepburn #Porsche #Nicholas Ray #James Dean #Richard Brooks #Alan Ladd #Marilyn Monroe #Givenchy
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