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Remember education’s chief role in cultivating higher virtues

The BBC series “Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School,” which documents (or, more accurately, dramatizes) how British kids react to China’s “tough” teaching style, has created quite a stir. As was ...

August 14, 2015, Friday


Without empathy and appreciation for art, our middle-class culture is poor in spirit

When we talk about the middle class, much of the discourse centers on income and spending....

July 31, 2015, Friday


Human beings struggle to find solutions to long-term problems

In reviewing the state of human affairs, most of our civilized earthlings instinctively sing the praises of modern living standards, notably the growing material affluence and digital connection....

July 3, 2015, Friday


A case for changing priorities

As author David C. Korten observes in his book “Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth,” people have always told stories to frame daily life, and such stories determine...

June 19, 2015, Friday


Adam Smith: To be selfish, or selfless?

Contrary to what some might assume, Adam Smith, a pioneering figure in the field of economics as well as an early chronicler of capitalism, never believed that money could buy happiness....

June 19, 2015, Friday


Guide addresses factors critical to making change

We used to take a cynical view of changes. In Ecclisiastes it is written that: “the thing that has been, it is that which shall be;...

May 29, 2015, Friday


New book underscores wasted lessons of US war in Vietnam

As one who actively resisted the Vietnam War, I remember the tremendous political and cultural divisions that it created within the United States....

May 22, 2015, Friday


Looking back thousands of years to create politics for the future

From a very early age, some Chinese learn to develop a degree of cynicism towards politics, especially as a subject taught at school....

May 15, 2015, Friday


Book charts return of inequality, decline of progressive idealism

Mr Steve Fraser’s book, “The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power,” is a thoughtful investigation into something that has puzzled me: why are most...

May 8, 2015, Friday


Why making sacrifices for climate change gets a cool response

As China’s Q1 GDP growth slowed to a six-year low of 7 percent, there have been murmurs of unease....

May 1, 2015, Friday




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