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#26 Happiness is having the strength to heal

I am not surprised that a happy day in Moldova within the time-frame of a couple of weeks involves theatre more than once. Last Thursday I went to see in an underground theatre-bar called Teatru-Spălătorie a play named “Moldova Indenpendentă. 249 more words


America’s Hinge Moment - By DOUG SOSNIK March 29, 2015

Presidential politics in 2016 will reflect the shifting reality of America.


Treading on Ourselves? Government in Aristotle and Contemporary Political Life

Since Rousseau expressed his concern that government, established to carry out the general will of the people, might become a separate body with its own distinct general will, members of the polity have worried from one end of the political spectrum to the other, that government is imposing its will on the people, rather than executing the people’s will.   2,941 more words


Think Tank Review - Issue 22/2015

Welcome to issue 22 of the Think Tank Review compiled by the EU Council Library. It gives a short abstract of papers published in February 2015, with a link to the full text. 199 more words

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dralfoldman reblogged this on Dr Alf's Blog and commented:

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="297" class="zemanta-img"]English: The emblem of the European Council La... English: The emblem of the European Council Latina: Insignia Consilium Europaeum ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Det europeiske råds emblem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Here are links to some thought provoking articles. This is an excellent source

Mandatory Voting

Not too long ago, President Barack Obama proposed that voting be made mandatory. I cannot see why making people who are disengaged and uninformed about politics vote would lead to any improvement in American politics. 1,293 more words

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Sister/Brother Giant 2015 - Engaging Expansion and Awareness in a Democracy at Risk

I did not go to Sister Giant this year – but it is an inspiring and amazing event that I would recommend to anyone who cares about the state of our planet. 440 more words


Hong Kong, With Or Without Political Reform, City Needs To End Antagonistic Political Tactics

Alice Wu says it’s time Hongkongers demanded politicians end their antagonistic tactics which are crippling the city’s progress

By Alice Wu

A democratic culture is supposed to enable opponents, even enemies, to co-exist in a shared future. 564 more words