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What Happens When One Side Doesn't Want to Play by the Rules?

 October 26, 2011 The rules in question, of course, are those of liberal democracy: that discourse is the only viable political action and that discourse should never be used to undermine liberal democracy. Put ..

Historically, according to Lozano (2007)

 May 20, 2010 Historically, according to Lozano (2007), efforts at sustainability have been hindered by the individualistic behaviors characteristic of homo oeconomicus. “[They] are human beings that are ..

Development is thus an appropriate goal that should be created .

 May 16, 2010 As defined by the Brundtland Commission (Potter 2002) pg. 117, sustainable development is the “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future ..

Sustainability is an ambitious goal for humans.

 May 16, 2010 Sustainability is an ambitious goal for humans. We do however have a chance to create a sustainable environment that will allow the human race to endure infinitely. To achieve this we must start with .

In applying the concepts and reflecting on the history of ..

 May 16, 2010 In applying the concepts and reflecting on the history of sustainability, what do we (as a people) want to sustain and in what ways can individuals work toward sustainability? Why was the first green .

Is it Time For the World to Elect the American President?

 January 20, 2009 Watching the inauguration of President Obama and the reactions of the nations of the world bought home to me just how much influence the President of the USA has in world affairs. The influence is so .

Community Organizing - Participatory Democracy in Action

 November 21, 2008 When Sarah Palin implicated Barack Obama for not having executive experience because he was just a community organizer, she unwittingly revealed the true weakness of the Republican Party's prevailing .

Book Review - No Innocent Bystanders

 October 01, 2008 It is never easy to communicate wisdom. Even more difficult to do so in an engaging way that makes it very, very easy to read and understand. Mickey Z. has accomplished this difficult task in his new .

Reconciliation - Islam, Democracy, and the West

 September 29, 2008 Leaders are always the focused personalities for the people. People follow and learn many things through their intellectual decisions. They are the voices of thousands and millions of people. People ..

War - The Best Defense is No Defense

 September 21, 2008 We, the United States, are a democracy. We believe that you simply should not “make" anyone do anything they do not want to do unlike a communist regime. However, we are setting an incredibly ..

Pres Henry Paulson - Our Newest Oligarch

 September 20, 2008 Right now the most powerful man in the world is the Sec. of the Treasury, Henry Paulson, former CEO of Goldman Sachs. At any given time in Washington, depending on the nature of the current political .

September 19th, 2008 - The Day the US Converted to Socialism

 September 20, 2008 The verdict is finally in and it is clear that the Socialists have won this round in the battle for our economic future. Despite decades of rhetoric to the contrary, when push came to shove, leaders ..

Democracy is a Joke With Caste Based Distinctions

 September 10, 2008 If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. -Aristotle Words of ..

Tort Reform

 August 27, 2008 The complex U. S. legal system requires attorneys to work exclusively in specific aspects of the law. Lawyers, who specialize in trying cases, are the most financially successful. This group has an ..

Presidential Campaign Double Speak

 August 27, 2008 Campaigners in presidential elections speak out of one side of their mouth in the primary election; then, out of the other side of their mouth in the general election. In the primaries, the ..

The Advocacy Olympics! Or, How to Medal in the Great American .

 August 16, 2008 Yes, I have Olympic fever. OK, maybe it's not quite a fever: more like a mild agitation. Nevertheless I have stayed awake way past my bedtime for several nights watching the athletes swimming, ..

The Politics of Hope

 July 30, 2008 Throughout history political leaders have used the Politics of Fear to motivate the public into supporting their agendas. If the general public believe that something or someone threatens their ..

Democracy on a Silver Plate

 July 28, 2008 Democracy is like a good meal, a satisfying meal that makes you burp. If you feel happy with your meal it is most certainly that you want more of it. This good food makes you sit straight and get ..

Democracy and Mental Health

 July 28, 2008 As a teenager around year 1976 or 1977, back home in Tehran, I was reading a novel that was about participating events during the Russian revolution. The novel was attention-grabbing and several ..

Democracy As a Business Option

 June 30, 2008 I don't know about you, but I've been so alarmed with what is going on in the world - from our government's politics, to global warming - that I feel a crushing need to do something. Maybe you can ..

The Audacity of Arrogance

 June 26, 2008 Anyone who doubts the downside of hubris should think of the losing campaign of Hillary Clinton. Like cholesterol in arteries, extreme arrogance can block seeing political realities. And Barack ..

How Important Are We the People, As a Nation?

 June 26, 2008 Just exactly what is the future of our Democracy? Are we just lost in our own times and seeing them as more critical than other times because they affect us personally? Is there anything left to do, ..

Indian Democracy and India US Nuclear Agreement

 June 23, 2008 Indian government is now struggling with the choices regarding India-US Nuclear agreement. President Bush has been most generous to India but the Hyde Amendment is unsettling. The Indian government ..

Watching Out For the Little Guy

 June 21, 2008 There's a lot to learn from David Ignatius’ column in the Washington Post today that was entitled, “Failing Airlines, Failing Government. " Discussing the current crisis in air travel, he .

Compromise or the Subversion of Democracy

 May 07, 2008 It looks like we're still being victimized by ‘the tragedy of the commons’ (I originally typed ‘again', but I guess this is more like an ongoing process). Remember that ‘the ..

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