Category Archives: racism

Resisting the Perils of Power

By Kathie MM and Anthony J. Marsella In our recent post on the power of tyranny and the tyranny of power,  we focused particularly on the dangers inherent in absolute power, hegemonic power, and the corruption of power. But remember, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Torture

By Guest Author, Anthony J. Marsella My study of the history of torture led me to conclude that our understanding of the nature, meaning, and consequences of “torture” may best be advanced by construing “torture,” not solely as a separate … Continue reading

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Addressing Fractionation: Principles for Arbitrating the “Common Good”

By Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service Introduction 1. Fractionation There is an urgent need for healing the divisive separation of people, societies, and nations. A continuation of the present intentional and unintentional “fractionation” forebodes a tragic future. … Continue reading

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Start counting the victories

by Kathie MM Activism is probably the lifeblood of a democracy.  Despite the gloominess and scariness of recent governmental and corporate anti-democracy policies and behaviors, activism persists and can count its victories. Many people are aware of the massive protests led by … Continue reading

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