Hinges of History

Twenty years ago this month the Soviet Union broke up. Russians are restive again, though the entrenched oligarchy (having gone from communism to capitalism,...

Nicolás Maduro Announces the Creation of a Crypto-currency to “Overcome the Financial Blockade”

Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela's president, announced on Sunday the creation of a crypto-currency, named “El Petro”, to make financial transactions abroad and combat the so-called...

The Observer Is a Trick of the Mind

A well-known principle at the quantum level in physics is that an object being observed is affected by the very act of observing it....

Eating the Rich Won’t End Starvation

The global Occupy movement focuses on the 99%, but what about the poor 1%? Eating the rich won’t end starvation.They’re getting the negative focus,...
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Was Jesus a Warrior?

It is better to reflect on the historical Jesus at Christmas than at Easter. At Easter, his tragic death overshadows his life, not to...

Enlightenment Revisited

The question of enlightenment is so fraught with projection and tradition that it is almost impossible to use the word without getting caught in...

What Is God?

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevreStephen Hawking recently said that we should avoid contact with extraterrestrials, because they “might exist in massive ships, having used up...

Spiritual Insight and Political Strategy?

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevreCan spiritual insight and political strategy go together? That¹s not an academic question to me, but a pressing, even personal one. ...

A New Foundation for Humanity

There is a great paradox to human evolution. It took billions of years to evolve a brain with the capacity for awareness of the...

Standing on a Stump in the Universe

Yesterday was windy, and the strong breezes burnished the foothills, making the sentinel rock in the canyon stand out sharply against a cobalt blue...
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