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Jean Jacques Rousseau
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The 'Why College?' Question
Gloria Yu | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Read More: Citizenship, Education, Liberal Arts Education, Humanities, College, High School,​Jean-Jacques Rousseau, College Majors,​Education Reform, Cost of College, College News
Two questions presently dominate the public discourse on education: whether college students should major in the humanities and whether a six-year Brooklyn high school should be the new model for secondary education in the United States.
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A Conversation With Director Robert Stone of Pandora's Promise
Govindini Murty | Posted 01.23.2014 |​Entertainment
Read More: Nuclear Energy, Environmentalism,​Pandora's Promise, Robert Stone, Stewart Brand, Cnn, Sundance Film Festival 2013, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Gwyneth-Cravens, Mark Lynas, Michael Shellenberger,​Entertainment News
Nothing symbolizes this more in the modern age than nuclear power. Robert Stone's provocative new documentary Pandora's Promise takes a surprising look at this most controversial of energy technologies.
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The "Politics" of Business
Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 04.27.2013 |​Business
Read More: Leadership, Politics, Alexis De Tocqueville, Freedom, Business News, People,​John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau,​Democracy, Dictatorship, Business, China,​Thomas Hobbes, Management, Organization,​Business News
Thinking about both democratic and authoritarian regimes, including the dire circumstances surrounding them throughout history, and even in the contemporary world, how do these ideas connect to business? The answer may be more obvious than you think.
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Who's Got It Right About the European Union: David Cameron or Alfred Nobel?
Tad Daley | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Read More: Winston Churchill, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Baha'u'llah, Jean Monnet, David Cameron, War, Robert Schumann, Baha'i Faith,​Jean-Jacques Rousseau, European Union,​Nobel Peace Prize, Peace, Baha'i, Nuclear Weapons, Victor Hugo, Immanuel Kant, Science Fiction, World News
Since everything else -- our economies, our communications, our single planetary environment -- succumbs more completely to globalization every day, shouldn't we eventually bring about a complete globalization of our structures of governance as well?
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Dog Time
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 |​Parents
Read More: Forbidden Games, Pets, Dog Walking, Dealing With Grief, Dog Therapy,​Emotional Healing, Ray Bradbury, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Prozac, Healing, Slowing Down,​Dogs, Rene Clement, Dogs and Stress Relief,​Parents News
I am not claiming that owning a dog will teach your child something noble, like responsibility, although perhaps it will. But, for those of us who are prone to observe the fleeting nature of our lives, owning a dog places you firmly in the present. Call it "dog time."
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Voice of the Hidden Waterfall
Tamsin Smith | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Read More: Choral Music, Michael Stillwater,​Aristotle, Shining Night Film, Morten Lauridsen,​Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Locke, Human Nature, Home News
When I hear Morten Lauridsen's choral composition, I sense a boundless beauty and tenderness within the nature of humankind. Here, there is no place for evil. Perhaps his music is even the wind that would bend us to be better.
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"Occupy Rousseau" and Challenge Inequality in America
Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.08.2012 |Politics
Read More: Switzerland, Occupy Wall Street,​Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Democracy,​Capitalism, Inequality, Eliot Spitzer, Thomas Kean, Global Occupy, Class War, Class Warfare,​Occupy Movement, Income Inequality, Politics News
Jean-Jacques Rousseau proclaimed in his Social Contract that men, though born free, were everywhere in chains. Astonishingly, three centuries later, inequality continues to dog capitalism and taint democracy's legitimacy -- worse now even than back then.
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Why does Rousseau matter today?
The New York Public Library | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York
Read More: Politics, Switzerland, Philosophy,​Geneva, Nyc Events, Jean-Jacques Rousseau,​Democracy, Philosophers, New York News
This year, Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau turns 300. To celebrate, the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and the City of Geneva ha...
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Ethiopia: Broken Contract, Broken Faith, Broken Country
Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 |World
Read More: American Revolution, Ethiopia Land Grabbing, Ethiopia Proclamation No. 272/2002,​Ethiopia Land Speculation, Ethiopia Independent Judiciary, DLA Piper Ethiopia, Ethiopia Leaseholds, Moamar Gadhafi, Gambella Land Grab, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau,​Thomas Jefferson, Meles Zenawi Contract,​Ethiopia Five Year Contract, Addis Ababa Land Grab, EPDRF Contract, French Revolution,​C’Est Moi, Saudi Star Agriculture Development Company, Ethiopia Social Contract, Ethiopia Mephistopheles., Ethiopia Indian Investors,​Ethiopia Urban Land, Ethiopia Dick Armey,​Contract With America, Thomas Hobbes,​Ethiopia Contract, American Declaration of Independence, L’ÉTat, World News
It isn't clear what Zenawi means in his repeated use of the word "contract" to describe the relationship between the people of Ethiopia and his party.
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What Is the Arab Third Estate?
Uriel Abulof | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Read More: 1848, End of History, What Is the Third Estate, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Locke, Egypt Riots, Napoleon Bonaparte, Egypt Internet, Clash of Civilizations, Egyptian Revolution, Spring of Nations, Tunisia Protests,​Egypt Revolution, The People Want to Bring Down the Regime, Tahrir Square, Thomas Hobbes, Nationalism, The Middle East, Social Contract, Ethnicity, Failed States, Abbé Sieyès,​French Revolution, World News
For two long centuries, the Arab Middle East has struggled to meet the challenge of modernity, a task exacerbated by the lingering, and increasing, dissonance between the glorious past and the shameful present.
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Turning to the Enlightenment to Get Out of the Tiger Mother Dark Ages
Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Read More: Francince Du Plessix Gray, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Madame De Stael, Emile,​On the Social Contract, Tiger Mother, Or on Education, Healthy Living News
I don't care how you raise your kids. But for the sake of your kids' friends, teachers, and anyone with whom they come in contact now, can you just try to raise kids who are kind?
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Bush and Memoirs
Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Read More: History, How to Do Biography,​Martin Luther, Memoirs, Decision Points,​Xenophon, Autobiography, George W. Bush,​Presidential Memoir, Jean-Jacques Rousseau,​Thomas Jefferson, American Caesars,​Biography, Books News
Former President Bush has written his recollections and there have been conflicting accounts of what, exactly, they are. Let me try and clarify the distinctions between the various genres of autobiography.
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What the BP Oil Spill Tells Us About Human Nature
Andrew Belonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Read More: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,​Deepwater Horizon, Enviornment, BP Oil Spill,​News, Politics, Thomas Hobbes, Politics News
We have seen ecological disasters before, yet we continue to ignore experience and foresight, instead preferring to expand profits.
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