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Beauty and Slavery – “The White Tiger: A Novel” -by Aravind Adiga

January 28th, 2012 · Comments Off on Beauty and Slavery – “The White Tiger: A Novel” -by Aravind Adiga · Humanism, Philosophy

They remain slaves because they can’t see what is beautiful in this world….. The moment you recognize what is beautiful in this world, you stop being a slave.

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Liberty – “Make Gentle The Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy” – Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

January 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on Liberty – “Make Gentle The Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy” – Maxwell Taylor Kennedy · Human Rights, Quotes, The Law

Our liberty can grow only when the liberties of all our fellow men are secure; and he who would enslave others ends only by chaining himself, for chains have two ends, and he who holds the chain is as securely bound as he whom it holds.

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The Law and Freedom – “Make Gentle The Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy” – Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

January 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Law and Freedom – “Make Gentle The Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy” – Maxwell Taylor Kennedy · Human Rights, The Law

President Kennedy then went on to point out that “Law is the strongest link between man and freedom”. I wonder in how many countries of the world people think of law as the “link between man and freedom.” We know that in many, law is the instrument of tyranny, and people think of law as […]

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The American Example – “Make Gentle The Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy” – Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

January 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on The American Example – “Make Gentle The Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy” – Maxwell Taylor Kennedy · American, History, Morality

John Adams once said that he considered the founding of America part of “A divine plan for the liberation of the slavish part of mankind all over the globe.” This faith did not spring from grandiose schemes of empires abroad. It grew instead from confidence that the example set by our nation – the example […]

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The Desirability of Telling Lies – “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell

November 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Desirability of Telling Lies – “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell · Journalism, Newspapers, Politics, The Media

Although other aspects of the question are usually in the foreground, the controversy over freedom of speech and of the press is at bottom a controversy of the desirability, or otherwise, of telling lies. What is really at issue is the right to report contemporary events truthfully, or as truthfully as is consistent with the […]

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Goats and Monkeys! – “Brave New World” – Aldous Huxley

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Goats and Monkeys! – “Brave New World” – Aldous Huxley · Culture, Humanism, Literature, Philosophy

“Don’t you want to be free and men? Don’t you even understand what manhood and freedom are?” Rage was making him fluent; the words came easily, in a rush. “Don’t you?” he repeated, but got no answer to his question. “Very well then,” he went on grimly. “I’ll teach you; I’ll make you be free […]

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