Al LeBlanc's Blog – February 2016 Archive (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #Four Essential Freedoms #Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential freedoms.  The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way - everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want....everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear....anywhere in the world."  FDR

freedom: 1. the condition of being free of restraints 2. liberty of the…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 27, 2016 at 2:27pm — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Great Decisions #C.G. Jung

"The great decisions of human life have as a rule far more to do with instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious will and well meaning reasonableness. The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Each of us carries his own life-form - an indeterminable form which cannot be superseded by any other."

unconscious: 1. lacking awareness and capacity…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on February 19, 2016 at 8:45am — 8 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Misunderstandings #Louis D Brandeis

"Nine-tenths of serious controversies which arise in life result from misunderstandings; result from one man not knowing the facts which to the other man seem important, or otherwise failing to appreciate his point of view."  Louis D. Brandeis

misunderstanding: 1. a failure to understand or interpret correctly 2. a disagreement or quarrel.  American Heritage Dictionary

Added by Al LeBlanc on February 9, 2016 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

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Loisach Group and the Democratic Community Narrative

Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reports from the Berlin meetings of the Losiach Group, a U.S.-German strategic dialogue, where the trans-Atlantic relationship and the rise of China are important points of discussion. Could countering China be the basis of a new Euro-American conneciton?

The Ethics of Gene Editing & Human Enhancement, with Julian Savulescu

What does "good ethics" means when it comes to gene editing? What types of conversations should we be having about this technology? Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, shares his thoughts on these topics and more, including moral and human enhancement, and why he called Dr. He Jiankui's experiment "monstrous."

Vox Populi, Eurasia Group Foundation, and Narratives

The Eurasia Group Foundation (EGF) has released its report on public attitudes towards U.S. foreign policy. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that, like the project on U.S. Global Engagement at the Carnegie Council, EGF is attempting to get at the twin issues of "the chasm which exists between the interests and concerns of foreign policy elites and those of ordinary citizens" and "the reasons why Americans are increasingly disenfranchised from foreign policy decisions being made in Washington."

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