Category Archives: Politics

Why? Explaining The Holocaust (Review)

When I first noticed Dr. Peter Hayes’ new book displayed on the shelf, I thought, “How come yet another book about the Holocaust?”  Yet, the title caused me to pick it up and to bring it home, anyway. At the beginning … Continue reading

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Over Ideation

Have you ever thought much about the concept of ideas?  We usually think of ideas as thought elements. My collegiate dictionary further defines ideas as products of mental activity. They can also be convictions, opinions, or principles. There is also … Continue reading

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Fairness

I love those tiny “Shambhala Pocket Classics” books. I keep a mini-library of them on a shelf in my nightstand. Last night I was having trouble dropping off to sleep, so I picked up the miniature copy of The Dhammapada, … Continue reading

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Renaissance Of The Heart

It’s hard to ignore the recent upsurge in disharmony in the United States and Europe during the past few months.  In the US, The Klan, neo-Nazis, religious fundamentalists, and radicalized individuals have become more publicly bold. Police have noted an … Continue reading

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To Justify Evil

Students of the history of the Second World War know that Nazi leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler was one of the chief architects of the Holocaust. Party insiders knew that Himmler didn’t have much of a stomach for unpleasant … Continue reading

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Social Justice

During the past few years the subject of social justice has come up for debate in several nations. Often there is a wide discrepency between talk and reality. For instance, in 2013, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said, “I am convinced … Continue reading

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The Beatles And India

Yesterday, the clerk at the thrift store in Wayne, Nebraska was testing an old boom box stereo unit to make sure the thing worked before putting it up for sale. He placed “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” into the … Continue reading

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