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Lost Souls

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In the movie Dead Man, the wandering, poetic Native American (Gary Farmer) encountered by William Blake (Johnny Depp) responds to Blake’s question ‘Who are you?’ by answering, “I am nobody.” Removed from his indigenous culture and schooled in English literature, Nobody roams 19th century Western America through a maze of traumatized tribes and individuals negotiating [&hellip... more →

Anbar Tribes turn back al-Qaeda

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Independent of American military forces, tribes in Iraq have organized to defeat foreign invaders in their lands. Tribal leaders in Iraq’s Anbar Province agreed in September 2006 to raise a tribal force of 30,000 fighters to take on foreign fighters that had moved to take over their territories with an eye to establishing an independent [&hellip... more →

Traditional Medicine Policy

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There has been intense public health debate in many parts of the world. The focus is to determine the most appropriate official policy towards traditional medicines. Some countries have policies that discourage traditional medicines, while others have supportive policies. The majority of countries do not have official policies and have simply left traditional medicines to [&hellip... more →

US Exceptionalism threatens International Order

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When a state or nation decides to act in its own interest without consideration of prevailing international law it is “excepting” itself from that law. When a minor state acts in this way (North Korea, Libya, Iran or Syria, for example) it is said to be a rogue state. Such a state is singled out [&hellip... more →

Blueprint for Community

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When Edward F. Edinger claimed Western society no longer has a viable, functioning myth, he wasn’t claiming we no longer have a mythology, only that the values and identity expressed in our myth no longer give us meaning and purpose—no blueprint for community. Set adrift by the exposure of these heroic, noble, and progressive notions [&hellip... more →

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