Culture

20.11.2019

Cultural History

Cultural History

by John Scales Avery Reformed teaching of history Human nature has two sides: It has a dark side, to which nationalism and militarism appeal; but our species also has a genius for cooperation, which we can see in the growth of culture. Our modern civilization has been built up by… »

12.02.2016

ABC’s of the US Empire

ABC’s of the US Empire

“A” Is for “Asininity” That’s a particular kind of stupidity.  All of us can be stupid at times.  (Ever see that picture of Einstein with his tongue hanging out like an aardvark’s, clowning—one supposes—for the camera?) It’s in our genes to be stupid at times.  Looking back on the Vietnam… »

28.12.2015

Culture, Education and Human Solidarity

Culture, Education and Human Solidarity

Human Wrongs Watch By John Scales Avery* 29 December 2015 Cultural and educational activities have a small ecological footprint, and therefore are more sustainable than pollution-producing, fossil-fuel-using jobs in industry. Furthermore, since culture and knowledge are shared among all nations, work in culture and education… »

31.08.2015

Anteos Chrisostomidis: the Greek intellectual of our age

Anteos Chrisostomidis: the Greek intellectual of our age

“Literature, even the heavy, serious kind is addressed to a wider audience,” always stressed Anteos Chrisostomidis*. “Literature is a human creation and concerns everyone,” he insisted. I think however, that few people had the opportunity to talk with such important intellectuals of our age in the way he did. Greeks,… »

10.08.2015

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

“It is imperative that there be prior, free, and informed consultation of indigenous peoples concerning any project that could affect their rights”. »

11.09.2013

“One peso invested in culture means five pesos saved in security”

“One peso invested in culture means five pesos saved in security”

Telam, The Argentinean Secretary of Culture Jorge Coscia, remarked today that “one peso invested in culture means five pesos saved in security” and reinforced that the culture “is reinvigorating, especially among most vulnerable sectors.” The official said so in declarations to local radio Rivadavia. He is moving his office of… »

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