Category Archives: Enlightenment

Titling the post-Trump biopic… Get The Bigly Shorty, or Derp in Paradise Papers

By ann summers There probably have been numerous Trump biography projects already underway, perhaps even one started when we thought he would lose the Electoral College vote. We already have some interesting, even landmark films about a variety of financial scandals, … Continue reading

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neo-classical liberalism: an idea whose time has come….

Classical libertarianism, per Wikipedia, “…is a political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice, emphasizing political freedom, voluntary association, and the primacy of individual judgment.” By ann summers What would … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 4

By Mark Esposito The following is the fourth installment in a multi-part series exploring religious fundamentalism and the means of checking its excesses. You can read the first part here and the second part here and the third part here. There are 1.5 to 2.0 billion Muslims … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 3

By Mark Esposito The following is the third installment in a multi-part series exploring religious fundamentalism and the means of checking its excesses. You can read the first part here and the second part here. The discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia in 1939 … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 2

By Mark Esposito The following is the second installment in a multi-part series exploring religious fundamentalism and the means of checking its excesses. You can read the first part here. The clash between fundamentalism and modernity was an inevitable historical … Continue reading

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Is It Time To Make Fundamentalism A Crime? Part 1

By Mark Esposito The horrific events that played out in Paris certainly will bring fundamental change to that society. Much like our 9/11, the massacres at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher deli have mobilized the French nation to  a new awareness … Continue reading

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