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The habit does not make the sport!

Just like a hologram that changes as one ever so slightly turns the angle by which she is looking, I saw a different side of these Saudi Arabian women than the oppressed females who are constantly being portrayed in the media.

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Nothing is Working

I made this claim in my last posting Badness is Goodness – now I want to explain what I meant by that.

Certainly many things are working – there are more people than ever, the shopping malls are crammed, and nearly everything is widely available. 296 more words


The self-expression of terrorism

Okonkwo, the protagonist of the novel “Things Fall Apart”, strongly buys into the Nigerian tribal culture and values that surround him. Seeing his father a disrespected failure, he decides to be a success. 633 more words


Alternative forms of economic organization


extracted from Envisioning Real Utopias – Erik Olin Wright, 2010, Verso


Depression gives us an opportunity to learn

“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”

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The Indonesian Prohibition: Why It Might Not Be A Good Idea

Disclosure: This is a repost from one of the authors’ blog, “peculiarideas.wordpress.com.” Whose writer had coincidentally composed an article related to the overarching theme of Naive Perspectives. 1,469 more words

Debt to a Master, Fei Xiaotong

A student of Bronislaw Malinowski, Fei Xiaotong presented an empathetic and prescient account of the problems facing changing village economies in his native land of China. 327 more words