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Muslims, Jews and Christians imposing an imagined past

Sunday, 21 June 2015, 11:36 am | Lawrence Davidson

Prior to the 18th century – that is prior to the Enlightenment – if you had asked a literate Westerner when he or she thought the most ideal of human societies did or would exist, most of them would have located that society in the past. The religious ... More >>

Zionist lobby attack on academic freedom in USA

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 2:07 pm | Lawrence Davidson

Of late there has been news about attacks on academic freedom. Much of this is the result of aggressive efforts of Zionist organisations and individuals to silence those academics they see as enemies of Israel. More >>

America’s special interest problem

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:36 pm | Lawrence Davidson

The problem of special interests or lobbies was one of the foremost concerns of the Founding Fathers of the United States. In their day they were called factions. James Madison, who is considered the architect of the US Constitution, devoted the entire ... More >>

Why the Israelis are repetitively violent

Friday, 18 July 2014, 5:37 pm | Lawrence Davidson

With the Israelis once more inflicting collective punishment in Gaza (a tactic which happens to constitute a war crime) it is time to consider the mindset behind their repeated violent and sadistic behaviour. More >>

The mess in Iraq

Friday, 20 June 2014, 5:36 pm | Lawrence Davidson

Back in November 2003 President George W. Bush told the country that the invasion of Iraq was the part of an effort to “spread democracy throughout the Middle East”. Initially, of course, the president had declared that the US attacked Iraq to fight ... More >>

The role of the intellectual

Friday, 23 May 2014, 4:03 pm | Lawrence Davidson

World Wars I and II created watershed moments in the lives of Western intellectuals, defined here as those who are guided by their intellect and critical thinking, and understand various aspects of the world mainly through ideas and theories which they ... More >>


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