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Oracle, Optimist, Ostrich, or Obfuscator? Part 1.

The postulates and prophesies of the impressively credentialed psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, formerly at MIT and now at Harvard, appear to be everywhere. He is a darling of the New York Times and endless variations on his ex cathedra … Continue reading

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Does nonviolent resistance work? Part 2a

The next three posts are Part II of a series of posts in which Dr. Ian Hansen shares his thoughts on nonviolence. See also Part 1a, Part 1b, Part 1c, Part2b and Part2c. In March 17, 2014 post, I suggested that … Continue reading

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G is for Genocide; R is for Remembrance.

The Holocaust is the iconic narrative of man’s inhumanity to man, of unspeakable cruelty to men, women, and children, of horrors multiplied infinitely by the systematic, scientific nature of that state-sponsored genocide. But we do need to speak of it. … Continue reading

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Say “Never again” to genocide

Today, April 8, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Although the United Nations General Assembly chose January 27 as annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the United States Congress established its own National Days of Remembrance, which are observed this year from April … Continue reading

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