Al LeBlanc's Blog Posts Tagged 'Durant' (2)

#Cyberpeacefare #George H. W. Bush #Great Men #Will Durant

"Great men speak to us only so far as we have ears and souls to hear them; only so far as we have in us the roots, at least, of what which flowers out of them."  Will Durant

Thank You Honorable George H. W. Bush for your leadership, humility and service to our country and world peace and planet survival ..CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 3, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Self Destruction #Will Durant

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome's decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars."   Will Durant

(Deja Vu ?  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on March 19, 2016 at 11:38am — 3 Comments

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The Crack-Up: The 1919 Elaine Massacre & the Struggle to Remember, with Nan Woodruff

The massacre in rural Elaine, Arkansas was one of the most violent episodes of 1919's Red Summer of racist confrontations, but it also remains one of the least-known. In this talk with historian Ted Widmer, Penn State's Professor Nan Woodruff explains the causes and how it fits in to the post-World War I context. Why are people still reluctant to speak about this massacre? How should we remember this dark chapter in American history?

The Individual & the Collective, Politics, & the UN, with Jean-Marie Guéhenno

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, discusses the tensions between the individual and the collective in a world filled with political tension, pervasive surveillance, and fear of risk. What is the role of the UN in this environment? How can we avoid the violent upheavals that marked other transitional phases in humanity?

A Russian Take on the Kurds and U.S. Foreign Policy

A Russian defense news site declared the United States an "unreliable ally" after the the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev connects this characterization to the need for leaders to connect a specific policy action to a larger, understandable narrative for the American public.

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