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Visions of China: The Nationalist Spirit in Chinese Political Cinema

What follows is an introduction, with examples, of a particular sub-set of Chinese cinema, namely film as overt political propaganda.  Here, the distinction is one between China and Chinese considered…

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Karma Capitalism: How Hindu Philosophy Can Transform Business — An Interview With Ram Nidumolu

From environmental damage and the exploitation of third world workers (including the use of child labor), to bonuses for CEOs who have done nothing more than sink the companies they…

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The Higher Ideal Versus Gang Punditry

Every once in a while, some figure will be dragged on television to tell us about the future, or why we should be especially worried about some obscure issue. Almost…

"The Course of Empire: Desolation," 1836, oil on canvas, by Thomas Cole (1801-1848), founder of the Hudson River School.

From Romanticism to Traditionalism

The movement called Romanticism belongs chronologically to the last two decades of the Eighteenth and the first five decades of the Nineteenth Centuries although it has antecedents going back to…

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The Devil is a Lie: Hip Hop, Esoteric Symbolism, and Illuminati-Phobia

“Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” This was the title of 50 Cent’s 2003 album, and it summed up the Hip Hop attitude of a generation. It was about money, drugs…

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In Defense of Daydreams

“All men dream, but not equally,” wrote T. E. Lawrence. “Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was…

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Two Birds in a Tree: A Book Review

Believing that profit should be the primary and ultimate concern of business, it has disconnected from society, humanity, nature, and higher values. The results — from multi-million dollar bonuses for…

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Damage Done: Philosophy, Medicine, And The Preventable Harm We Do

Between 1900 and 1907 Gustav Klimt painted the ceiling of the University of Vienna’s Great Hall. A triptych: one of the paintings was titled “Medicine.” However, in contrast to the…

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Casual Elegance: DRESSADDICT launches new menswear and womenswear lines

“It’s about being unique and enigmatic,” says Artem Gryshchenko about the new men’s and womenswear collections by DRESSADDICT by Artem & Victor. The Kiev-based fashion design label has continued to develop its…