Tag Archives: inhumanity

Preferring secrecy: Guantanamo

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Transparency is a term seen increasingly in the media. Wikileaks, founded in 2006 by Julian Assange, is best known for releasing secret documents provided by Bradley Manning. Wikileaks, like many of the progressive online media sources, strives for transparency when … Continue reading

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Evil by any other name

Review of Simon Baron-Cohen’s The science of evil: On empathy and the origins of cruelty In his Acknowledgments, Baron-Cohen begins by saying, “This book isn’t for people with a sensitive disposition” (p. xi). It is a fair warning. His first chapter … Continue reading

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Yoga and peace

To be at peace in the world we must be at peace within ourselves. In recognition of Yoga Day U.S.A. on Saturday, January 21, Engaging Peace offers some reflections on yoga as a means for discovering and cultivating inner peace. … Continue reading

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