Unlikely but not impossible, Aphrodite aka Charlize Theron and Hephaestus aka Seth Rogen feature in Long Shot, a movie more complex than it seems on the surface
Peterloo: In 1819, the massacre of families attending a rally to hear Henry Hunt speak about parliamentary reform, took place on Peter’s Field near Manchester
Students are striking from school March 15, as they want politicians to take climate change, the biggest threat to their generation and those to come, seriously
Western philosophy finds a basis in the ideas of three geniuses of antiquity, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle who helped to found the system we live by, democracy
11th Day of 11th month at 11th hour playing the last post reminds us to take stock, pause, reflect and thank those who sacrificed so much for democratic freedom
A Higher Loyalty by James Comey is an impassioned narrative revealing how and why trust is a far better foundation than coercion, at least in a mature democracy
Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” are words speaking to public morality, while harnessing our highest aspirations
Democracy is about debate, compromise and a basic sense of solidarity; we are all in this together, said American President Barack Obama in his farewell address
To prevail in the wake of BREXIT as nations take stock on a global scale with the consequences, there will be many pluses, minuses and opportunities to be sure
Eye in the Sky a tense thriller with Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman succinctly told, addresses issues of modern warfare, human morality and democracy in action
For the English of the 13th century agreement of the terms and conditions of the Magna Carta was a huge step towards protecting the inalienable rights of man
What is culture and what is democracy in action? Culture is created by each and everyone of us and defines who we are as a nation. It embodies the values, traditions and beliefs we all share and is enriched by our interaction with people from other cultures around the world….
The People Speak, by giving voice to those who speak out for change, reminds us that democracy is not a spectator sport but an ongoing war of resonating words
Memories of the Heroic Age gave the ancient Greeks a reason to use their imagination to reflect on what had been and forth a vision of what things could become
Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322) said it is our task to become good men, or to achieve the highest human good. But is that enough? How do we attain goodness without a sense of purpose or belief that there is something more? For centuries, when large parts of the earth…
American Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School at the University of Chicago. In her short and powerful new book called Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities she makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. She challenges us all to strive be truly human – ‘to remain childlike, to keep an open mind, to refine an ability to remain humble, to eschew pride and arrogance and to be reverent towards other people and towards the natural world’.