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Will memory serve us right?

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9/11. It’s that time of year again. The amount of attention given to the events of 2001 is declining, but a few voices still exhort us: “Remember 9/11!” There are some memorable questions here: WHAT should we remember? Or perhaps, … Continue reading

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Self-evident or reserved for the power elite? Part 1.

  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, … Continue reading

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The psychology of revolutions, Part I

By guest author, Dr. Majed Ashy There are at least two models for national development: evolution and revolution. Evolution involves the gradual development of a nation over considerable time. It requires progress by both the government and the people in … Continue reading

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Blind justice–or blind to justice?

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Americans are expected to pledge allegiance to a flag that symbolizes “liberty and justice for all.” But, as one of our readers asked recently, “What is justice?” One common distinction is between retributive justice and restorative justice: Retributive justice: Focuses … Continue reading

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