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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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Whose Side is “God, god, gods, g _ d,” _ _ _ on? A Reprise and More

by Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. Preface 17 Oct 2016 – This paper is an expanded version of a paper first published in Transcend Media Service (TMS) on January 7, 2013, under a similar title. The focus of the first paper … Continue reading

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Self-evident or reserved for the power elite? Part 2.

by Kathie Malley-Morrison For our July 4, 2016, post, we asked whether Americans have honored and promulgated the principles stated in our Declaration of Independence. Our answer: Not unless it suited the interests of the ruling powers within the nation … Continue reading

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A truly patriotic American is….

  In my view, a truly patriotic American is an activist dedicated to the goals outlined in the Preamble of our Constitution.  This entails the effort to “form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the … Continue reading

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