Category Archives: Ethic of reciprocity

The day they laid down their swords and shields

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This week is the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Christmas Truce among the World War I combatants in Europe.  It has been memorialized in films such as Joyeux Noel .  It is memorialized every year in a stirring musical production (“All … Continue reading

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The dangerous myth of American exceptionalism

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Once upon a time, a new nation was born on this continent and came to view itself as exceptional—that is, as qualitatively different from other countries in its revolutionary … Continue reading

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USA: A culture of violence

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As the immediate emotions of the presidential elections pass — the euphoria and elation of the winners, the grief, despair, anger of the losers — the harsh realities of daily life once again emerge. Among these is the widespread violence … Continue reading

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