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Ex-German media boss admits on live radio the national news agenda is govt controlled

There has also been suspicion that the American press is also mainly controlled by the Government and its security services. (Media Release)  If you really want a lesson in how the Western popular press works, this is it. Without question, Germany i...
by Free PR Online on Feb 5, 2016

The Declaration of Independence as a Theological Argument (2012)

July 4th, the day in which American’s celebrate something. Independence was approved on the 2nd, but the text was not approved until the 4th, although the last signatures came months later, and actual freedom still years later. It is a beautifu...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 4, 2012

Bastille Day: A Day of Infamy That Should Set Off Alarms Bells Over the Arab Spring

The Storming of Bastille in July 1789, marking the end of the French Revolution.Today the Fifth Republic of France celebrates Bastille Day.  There should be lessons learned from the storming of the Bastille and the subsequent Reign of Terror it...
by The Royal Unionist on Jul 14, 2011

The Declaration of Independence as a Theological Argument

July 4th, the day in which American’s celebrate something. Independence was approved on the 2nd, but the text was not approved until the 4th, although the last signatures came months later, and actual freedom still years later. It is a beautifu...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 3, 2011

Perspective, Ideology, and Academic Freedom

In an essay at The New York Times online, We’re All Conservatives Now, Stanley Fish seeks to reconcile the concerns of both Right and Left about the American university. Contrasting the complaints of the right wing David Horowitz to the the lef...
by the sad red earth on Dec 23, 2010

Great Depression vs. ‘Great Recession’-Quarks Daily

Image via Wikipedia The Great Depression and the Great Recession were both caused by policies derived from nostalgia for the world of the Enlightenment. Drawing on theories from the eighteenth century, hard-headed policy-makers either assumed or t...

The change we need: Seeking the much needed 21st Century Enlightenment

Energy moves along the path of least resistance, and change is not an easy path. As far as I know, it is not possible not to change.  By the very definition of space and time, change happens all of the time.  People get older.  Some fight it with...
by Daddy Hogwash on Aug 26, 2010

The Arising of Philadelphia as the Intellectual Capital of America

If America had an intellectual capital before 1740, then it would had to have been Boston. The two major printers of books in the British colonies in the late 1600’s, Samuel Green and John Foster, were both headquartered in Boston or its neighborin...
by Understand America on Mar 20, 2009

A Close Look at the American Revolution

When in the 1660’s, the English Parliament began its first halting attempts at regulating the external commercial traffic of the colonies across the Atlantic, regulation of external commerce was not a new idea. Europeans governments had always kept...
by Understand America on Mar 14, 2009

The Age of Enlightenment

Unlike wars, treatises, elections or epidemics; the Enlightenment is an intellectual event. That’s a warning sign that explanations, timelines and conflicts are going to be a lot more messy and confusing than when we are dealing with the usual stoc...
by Understand America on Mar 14, 2009


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