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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 →

Education for What Kind of Society?

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“Get a good education!” urges every parent of their children. In the spirit of this command mothers and fathers in Fourth World families all over the Americas have been in the forefront of community efforts to establish “the best schools” for their children.  Unhappily, Indian peoples from the Inuit of northern Canada to the Mapuche [&hellip... more →

Tall Tales

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My northwest tribe was salmon people. The Great Silver Argatmor — who leaps from the underworld as Goll the mythical salmon, metamorphosed from the red horizon of the sun that sinks off Connacht and Donegal — is emblazoned on my family flag. For thousands of years they have celebrated the late winter returns to Lough [&hellip... more →

A Country in Spain

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Spain is redefining the modern state in a way that may be instructive for the resolution of instability and violence in failed states. Fictive states like Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Burma, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Nigeria, ; and bankrupt or shaky states like Nicaragua, Kenya, and Algeria are populated by many different nations that either contend [&hellip... more →

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