The Countercultural Lessons of Jesus of Nazareth and Francis of Assisi in the 21st Century

by Robert Scheer Scheer Intelligence Feb 15, 2019 The biblical Parable of the Good Samaritan is one that Tom Catena not only knows well, but strives to live by. A devout Catholic and Ivy League-educated doctor, Catena realized early on that he would dedicate his time on earth to helping those in need, though he … Continue reading The Countercultural Lessons of Jesus of Nazareth and Francis of Assisi in the 21st Century

Brzezinski’S Mad Imperial Strategy

By Natylie Baldwin “I once asked my colleague, Zbigniew Brzezinski, that if everyone was allied with us, who were we organized against? My question surprised him, because I think that Brzezinski remains caught up in Cold War strategy even after the demise of the Soviet Union. In Cold War thinking it was important to have the … Continue reading Brzezinski’S Mad Imperial Strategy

Escape From the Trump Cult

Millions of Americans are blindly devoted to their Dear Leader. What will it take for them to snap out of it? by ALEXANDER HURST New Republic Dec 13, 2018 On December 20, 1954, some 62 years before Donald Trump would be sworn in as president of the United States, Dorothy Martin and dozens of her followers … Continue reading Escape From the Trump Cult

Breath of life: Shinto

by Brian Victoria Aeon Dec 19, 2018 connect Shinto to any form of ‘universal religion’ would appear to be a fool’s errand. After all, as any guidebook to Japan will tell you, Shinto is the traditional religion of Japan and only Japan, apart from a scattering of Shinto shrines in countries with large Japanese immigrant or expatriate … Continue reading Breath of life: Shinto

Why a 14th-century apophatic mystic appeals to today’s spiritual seekers

by Joel Harrington Conversation Dec 6, 2018 The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however, are atheists or agnostics. Many of these people believe in a higher power, if not organized religion, and their numbers too are steadily increasing. The history of organized … Continue reading Why a 14th-century apophatic mystic appeals to today’s spiritual seekers

Why Are We So Angry? The Real Roots of American Rage

The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives—and what we can do about it. by CHARLES DUHIGG Atlantic I. An Angry Little Town soon after the snows of 1977 began to thaw, the residents of Greenfield, Massachusetts, received a strange questionnaire in the mail. “Try to recall the number … Continue reading Why Are We So Angry? The Real Roots of American Rage

Who Says Economic Sanctions Work?

One need only to look at North Korea and Iraq to see that the new oil embargo on Iran will fail too. by Scott Ritter American Conservative Nov 21, 2018 The imposition of new, more stringent sanctions targeting Iranian oil sales by the Trump administration has once again raised the question: is this even a … Continue reading Who Says Economic Sanctions Work?