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

#Cyberpeacefare #Enemies #Benjamin Franklin

"Love your enemies; for they shall tell you all your faults."    Benjamin Franklin

(Especially the corruption of "power" so ubiquitous in the world  everyday !  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 24, 2016 at 4:35pm — No Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Hate #Albert Einstein

"It would seem that men always need some idiotic fiction in the name of which they can hate one another. Once it was religion. Now it is the state."  Albert Einstein

(Wonder what Einstein would say about Radical Islam/Islamism/ISIS ?  CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 17, 2016 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacfare #Responsibility #Albert Ellis

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny." Albert Ellis

(Seems to me we can extend Ellis's observation to general responsibility problem of usall; we must - Individually - take responsibility for our common good, common home and concern for future generations? CyberPeaceGadfly)

Added by Al LeBlanc on August 7, 2016 at 10:13am — No 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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