Tag Archives: Existential Angst

Empathy: Human Evolution’s Next Step

The human ability to empathize with other humans, to place oneself in the shoes of another, is a skill that is greatly diminished in modern society.Image from Demand More.‘Empathic Civilization’: When both faith and reason fail, stepping up to the … finish reading Empathy: Human Evolution’s Next Step

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There Is Little or Nothing Manufactured Today That Nature Loves

We will no longer be impressed by an organic T-shirt if its cotton was grown by hogging water in an arid and impoverished land, or if its dye puts workers at heightened risk for leukemia. The Age of Eco-AngstBy Daniel … finish reading There Is Little or Nothing Manufactured Today That Nature Loves

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Christianity: Happy, Happy Hypocrisy to Live By

Christians Largely Mum on TortureBy Ray McGovern / July 31, 2009 Anyone harboring doubts that the institutional Church is riding shotgun for the system, even regarding heinous sin like torture, should be chastened by the results of a recent survey … finish reading Christianity: Happy, Happy Hypocrisy to Live By

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Suddenly Becoming Aware of the Incline

A woman walked past the sculptures, from left, of “Tall Woman III”, “Walking Man II” and “Monumental Head” by Alberto Giacometti at the Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland, in May 2009. Photo: Christian Hartmann/Reuters.Blind SpotBy Mark Dow / June 11, 2009 Several … finish reading Suddenly Becoming Aware of the Incline

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When Running to Stand Still Isn’t Where Your Joy Lies

In the corporate world, I always knew there was some higher position I could attain, which meant that, like Zeno’s arrow, I was guaranteed never to arrive and always to remain dissatisfied. The Joy of LessBy Pico Iyer / June … finish reading When Running to Stand Still Isn’t Where Your Joy Lies

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Capable of Learning Nothing from Almost Any Experience

Graceful Reprieve – art by William O’Connor.Happy Days: ReprieveBy Tim Kreider / June 2, 2009 Fourteen years ago I was stabbed in the throat. This is kind of a long story and it’s not the point of this essay. The … finish reading Capable of Learning Nothing from Almost Any Experience

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Manhattan and a Mouse: Variations on a Single Structural Theme

Math and the CityBy Steven Strogatz / May 20, 2009 One of the pleasures of looking at the world through mathematical eyes is that you can see certain patterns that would otherwise be hidden. This article is about one such … finish reading Manhattan and a Mouse: Variations on a Single Structural Theme

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If We Can’t Have a Good Laugh, What Do We Have?

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The Radical Right: Alive, Well, and Wanting to March on Washington in Protest … of Something

Ohio Militia Calls for Armed March on WashingtonBy David Holthouse / April 24, 2009 The self-identified leader of the Ohio Militia, a conspiracy-minded “Patriot” group, released a video [above] earlier this week calling for 1 million heavily armed antigovernment demonstrators … finish reading The Radical Right: Alive, Well, and Wanting to March on Washington in Protest … of Something

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We Suffer Under a Mass National Hallucination

Zombie Apocafest 2008. This is “Best Zombified Building” forPaul Hetherington’s “Casa Baron.” Photo: Source.Escape from the Zombie Food CourtBy Joe Bageant / April 3, 2009 [Joe Bageant recently spoke at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University at Lexington, … finish reading We Suffer Under a Mass National Hallucination

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Seth Meyers: US SNL Government Propagandist

Pop Goes the Culture: Live from New York … It’s the Same Old PropagandaBy Lord Baltimore / March 15, 2009 Studio 8H in New York City’s Rockefeller Center is not only the two-floor sound stage from which Saturday Night Live … finish reading Seth Meyers: US SNL Government Propagandist

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Like Jeffrey Dahmer Selling Body Parts to a Clinic

Jason Mesnick and his Bachelor’s harem. Photo source: Whitney Port.The Rant ListBy Gail Collins / March 4, 2009 I am having a tough time dealing with news that the former president of Countrywide Financial, the mortgage company that did so … finish reading Like Jeffrey Dahmer Selling Body Parts to a Clinic

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