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By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Feb 19 2019

A re-visioning of old habits

Today I am trying to explore an old habit of my judgement, with regard to an historical fact I have long attempted to assimilate to a personal sense of justice.

The West has dominated the world for 400 years, and practically ruled it for a century from about 1850 t0 1950. The rest of the world over which the West held sway was subject...

By Rossland Telegraph On on Sunday Feb 17 2019

For the month of December, 2018,  ...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Jan 09 2019

Introduction: last year of our Second twenty-first-century Decade (!)

Year-end and year-start reviews can be an occasion for melancholy or celebration, and yet I personally feel neither. Mostly I feel astounded to find myself 19 years into the twenty-first century, and the third millennium, when it seems not so long ago that the pregnant year 2000 was sprung upon us....

By aeon On on Wednesday Dec 19 2018

By Walter Sinnot-Armstrong, for Aeon

Many of my best friends think that some of my deeply held beliefs about important issues are obviously false or even nonsense. Sometimes, they tell me so to my face. How can we still be friends? Part of the answer is that these friends and I are philosophers, and philosophers learn how to deal with positions on the edge...

By Contributor On on Sunday Dec 02 2018

By Jim Baggott ; from Aeon

‘The theory produces a good deal but hardly brings us closer to the secret of the Old One,’ wrote Albert Einstein in December 1926. ‘I am at all events convinced that He does not play dice.’ 

Einstein was responding to a letter from the German physicist Max...

By Andre Carrel On on Saturday Nov 24 2018

I have occasionally been critical of the way we do politics. The recent leaders’ debate on electoral reform provides me with material to explain.

The Opposition prefers electoral reform to be studied by a citizens’ assembly, as in 2003, over the Government’s process. It is a reasonable proposal. The members of the 2003 Citizens’ Assembly were selected at random. It was not an absolute...

By Letters to the ... On on Wednesday Nov 21 2018

Don’t worry!
The Group of Twenty (G20), composed of nineteen countries (including Canada) and the European Union, will meet in Buenos Aires (Argentina) November 30th and December 1st.

By then, newspapers and media analysts will most likely tell us again that they won’t all get along on some major issues during this summit.

But please...

By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Nov 20 2018

Introduction: topics committed, topics mapped

“I will probably write the next column with the intent to persuade readers that the human project demands that non-conforming individuals challenge culture more and more, as culture more and more escapes our understanding, our ethics and ...

By Contributor On on Monday Nov 05 2018

Editor's Note: In this age of fake news, when politicians are allowed to lie with impunity -- perhaps even encouraged to lie, because they appear to get good results by lying -- how are people reading the news, or social media, where bizarre fake news abounds -- to know what to believe? For that matter, is it ever a good idea to believe something that is not true? This is...

By Charles Jeanes On on Wednesday Oct 24 2018

War, what is it good for? Absolutely nuthin.’   -- pop song, 1968

War is the Father of us all.   – Herodotus, Greek historian, 5th C. BCE

War is over, if you want it.     – John Lennon

Forgive me Lord, I do so love it.  – General Patton, American Army

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