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Toward Civilization

An inspiring piece from Seth Godin

If war has an opposite, it’s not peace, it’s civilization. (inspired by Ursula LeGuin writing in 1969)

Civilization is the foundation of every successful culture. 380 more words

The Effects of Polytheism

Anthropomorphic deities in any religion often serve as a model by which humans shape their lives, and order their actions. Christians sometimes ask what would Jesus do? 590 more words

Strangled With A Promise

You are special

like all the other ones

You will be rewarded

like no one else has ever been

You will grow

as well as a lilac in the Sahara… 69 more words


Ibn Khaldun's Sociology

This is the fifth part of a serialized discussion on Ibn Khaldun (see the previous post here) which will be published over the coming weeks (Jan-April 2017) and is to support a book I am writing on the interaction between the economic and the political in the thought of Ibn Khaldun, Machiavelli, and Carl Schmitt. 3,728 more words


Alien Evolution

Driving my son to fencing practice last night, he began talking about civilization. At first I thought it was just iPad withdrawal, but turns out he was going somewhere with it. 632 more words

Parenting Stories

Wisdom of the Mountains: Pamiri People of Afghanistan and Tajikistan

The Pamiri people of Afghanistan and Tajikistan are among the most isolated communities in the world. They live according to centuries-old traditions. Slowly but surely Western influences enter this remote mountain region. 102 more words