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Culture is an established way of living and thinking. Cultural assumptions go largely unchallenged as many people do not know what they think, and almost no one knows why they think what they think. We inherit a – by virtue of our birth in a nation, state, region, and family – a way of seeing the world. This view of the world is largely obscured from consciousness. But it remains a grand why moving beneath the mainstream current of thought.

The first of a series of videos on Paul Johnson's book "Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky".
American culture at-large has confused facts with truth, truth with opinion, and opinion with intolerance and bigotry. When facts become bigoted opinions, the truth is squeezed from the center of cultural thought. Much of what people say think and...
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Set Adrift In Culture

Many people do not know what they think. Almost no one knows why they think what they think. We inherit a - by virtue of our birth in a nation, state, region, and family - a way of seeing...
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Violence & Spirituality

Why are humans so violent? Can anything be done about it? For centuries philosophers, theologians and governments have sought answers to these perplexing and vital questions. Over the past decade, a variety of hypothesis have been put forward by...
When I was twenty I saved up and bought a round-trip ticket to Rome. I had never been out of the country and wanted to test my metal as a young man. It was time for this novice to...

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430 Years: Liberation On The Very Day

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the account of the Exodus from Egypt. It is such a rich and foundational story...