If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori.
From “Dulce Est Decorum Est,” by Wilfred Owen…
Added by Travis Gidado on November 4, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Blog post written by Donnie Maclurcan, co-founder of the Post Growth Institute
Giving things away freely – time, knowledge, possessions and money - has been and continues to be a truly valuable aspect of my freedom. My grandmother was a big inspiration. She lived simply yet, in the last years of her life, if you commented appreciatively about any item in her house she would suggest you take it. In part, her…Continue
Added by Jen Hinton on October 31, 2012 at 5:13pm — No Comments
This is a piece I wrote that was published in the SAIS Observer, a student-run monthly at Johns Hopkins SAIS.
I am one of two international students in my “Modernity and World Social Thought” class at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center; the other twenty or so are all Chinese students. Every week we talk about questions of modernity and modernization: whether a country can become technologically “modernized” without being culturally and psychologically…Continue
Added by William Yale on October 31, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s PRAXIS Journal of Human Security is announcing its call for submissions to its 2013 issue!
The journal will accept articles from graduate students and professionals on ALL topics of human security – which the journal defines as the intersection of humanitarian assistance, international development, human rights, and conflict resolution, with a focus on the inclusive well-being of individuals, especially the most vulnerable or…Continue
Added by PRAXIS:Journal of Human Security on October 27, 2012 at 11:11pm — No Comments
A majority of Israeli Jews (58%) believe that there is apartheid in Israel today according to an opinion poll published by Haaretz this Tuesday. The poll has received wide attention in the international press and sparked a great deal of controversy.
The poll further finds that a majority of Israeli Jews would…Continue
When I was invited to blog in this network, I decided to write on topics connected with the relation between democracy and international law, which is, currently, one of my main areas of interest. My intuition is that democracy is the only legitimate political authority - not in a sociological sense, but in a normative, moral sense: for me, there are no good arguments to justify authority besides democracy. Then, considering that our international order is essentially undemocratic, we must…Continue
Added by Nahuel Maisley on October 25, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its first Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a unique experiment in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial. Winners will receive a trip to New York City.
The contest will be conducted via Carnegie Council's online…Continue
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From climate change, to terrorism, to global financial crises, many of the greatest problems facing us in the 21st century transcend national borders. All involve…Continue
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