— Charles Tart on his blog. Am I a Buddhist? A ____ist? And/Or? Science and Spirituality
Quinn Norton in the Message at Medium. Trigger Warning
Life with PTSD
Sunday Reading at The New Inquiry.
— John Michael Greer in The Archdruid Report. Dark Age America: The Senility of the Elites
Parag Khanna in The Atlantic. Dismantling Empires Through Devolution
Democracy is not the most potent political force of the 21st century.
Karen Armstrong in The Guardian. The myth of religious violence
The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple
— Elaine Scarry interviewed by Simon Waxman in Boston Review. The Contradiction of Nuclear Democracy
Quinn Norton at Ello.
Also in The Message at Medium. What Does Ethical Social Networking Software Look Like?
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- “What means has the scientist of today to make researches that interest him? Should he ask help of the State, which can only be given to one candidate...”
- “The increase in physical and/or psychic distance between the act and its consequences achieves more than the suspension of moral inhibition; it...”