Category Archives: News and politics

SKEPTICISM

They say that there are matters of faith, and matters of science.  Science necessarily involves skepticism.  Tenants, or theories, of science have to be tested.  It is healthy and ultimately productive to dispute well-accepted theories. Why, then is so much … Continue reading

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RULES FOR ARTISTS

There are two fundamental rules for artists: Realize that Life is more important than Art. It is this realization that gives Art its value. If you see that you were made to be an artist, then pursue your art with … Continue reading

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PLATO AND POLITICS

Plato was the first major thinker to develop a human typology.  Before Friedrich Schiller or Carl Jung, he divided humanity into types.  In his Republic, the great Greek philosopher analyzed the relative suitability of different types for political leadership. These … Continue reading

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POWER PYRAMID

As we obsess on the trainwreck that is the current presidential election, I have tried ways to become at peace.  Rhetorically, I ask myself questions: Will the whole ship of state sink with one disastrous personality of a president?  Isn’t … Continue reading

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BAKEOFF

A Tragedy in One Act by Charles Lupia, which should be shorter Dramatis Personae BILL CLINTON, former U.S. president MELANIA TRUMP, former model MICHELLE OBAMA, former hospital administrator DAN RATHER, TV anchor Place: A TV studio. Time: Autumn, 2016.  Evening. … Continue reading

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WRESTLING

Maybe the truth isn’t so easy. Maybe I can’t find a stand to hang my badge of pride on. Truth is in the wrestling.

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THE WAR AGAINST ISIS

The philosopher Hegel said that the only thing we learn from history is that governments never learn anything from history. Since Franklin Roosevelt met with Ibn Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia, the U.S. has actively tried to shape the … Continue reading

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