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The klesha of nationalism

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 9:31am 0 Comments

In broad terms we all share a common identity.  We all wish to be secure, healthy, loved and self-determined; Maslow’s basic needs.  When we identify with something outside ourselves, such as nationalism, and imbue upon it such responsibility for our character and our actions, it is in yoga philosophy known as a klesha.  Klesha, a Sanskrit word from one of the earth’s oldest languages, refers to a mental state that clouds the mind manifesting in unwholesome actions and…


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Ethics & International Affairs Volume 33.3 (Fall 2019)

The highlight of the Fall 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a roundtable on "Economic Sanctions and Their Consequences." Other topics include human rights and conflict resolution, Afghan attitudes toward civilian wartime harm, the role of supererogation on the battlefield, and the ethics of not-so-civil resistance.

The Climate Reality Project & Environmental Activism, with Brian Mateo

Ahead of the Climate Strike rallies on September 20, Bard College's Brian Mateo discusses the Climate Reality Project, founded by Vice President Al Gore, and how it has informed his work regarding environmental activism and education. Why has Greta Thunberg's Climate Strike been so successful? How can protests turn into concrete policies?

Transactionalism and U.S. Foreign Aid

A draft of a new presidential directive on American foreign aid suggests that transactionalism will shift from being a rhetorical device to an actual defining principle. How will the continued departure from the pre-2016 bipartisan consensus impact the foreign aid community?





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