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Protectionism in education

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Protectionism in education

The modern public education system is a shambles. While the problems vary country to country, complaints from parents and students remain the same: lack of choice, lack of quality preparation, and, frequently, lack of good ratios between instructors and students. There is a reason for this situation, though, and it is tied to its history. The American commentator and career coach, Zachary…

Telecommute and Video Games – On the Future of Work

Telecommute and Video Games – On the Future of Work

Today, many new paths are being created towards financial security and professional accomplishments. The market allows for numerous choices. And the effects are seen throughout society. Certain people love jobs which involve a lot of traveling. Some, on the contrary, prefer to be in an office environment. Others want or need to stay at home. Those in the latter category, however, sometimes dread…

2018 European perspectives

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If you want to see the European spirit at work, look at how Europe really functions. This shows clearly that the European spirit exists not despite the continent’s diversity, but because of it. Undergirding the complex construction are common cultural roots. Last year appears to have been rather good for Europe. In 2017, its economy gained traction, immigration flows receded, and tensions…

Burrowing into Books - "The Second World Wars" - Victor Davis Hanson

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Burrowing into Books - "The Second World Wars" - Victor Davis Hanson

“Unlike World War I, there has never been any doubt as to who caused, won and lost World War II.” Victor Davis Hanson, The Second World Wars Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow in classics and military history at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His background is ideal for an analysis of the Second World War. “Wars” are plural in the title because,…

The 21st Century’s Search for Equilibrium: Isms, Phobias and the Culture of Labels

The 21st Century’s Search for Equilibrium: Isms, Phobias and the Culture of Labels

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” C.S. Lewis  The present  There is much to be said on the subject of today’s world, even though events happen much in the same way as they have been happening since the dawn…

Thoughts from a book: The EU and totalitarianism

Thoughts from a book: The EU and totalitarianism

BOOK REVIEW European Disunion The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe By Todd Huizinga Encounter Books, New York 2016 HC, 250 pages, $23.99 978-159403789-4   Could the European Union, for many a symbol of freedom and cooperation, be viewed from a perspective other than that of a union of states concerned with keeping international…

Western democracy needs Christian values

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This article was written by David Alton, Lord Alton of Liverpool, Life Peer of the House of Lords ____ Democracy needs more than votes to sustain it. Without the solder of commonly held values welding together its constituent parts, democracies can easily disintegrate into competing interest groups and warring factions. Not that democracy is itself a perfect system of government. Winston…

Christmas and the Birth of Christ

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Christmas and the Birth of Christ

I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along the unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! … And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said; “For hate is…

Romania’s King Michael: a picture of past and future

Romania’s King Michael: a picture of past and future

                        On December 5th, 2017 Romania’s former ruler, King Michael the 1st passed away. Many Romanians grieve his death and the loss of the monarchy. It was not by choice that they were left without it and it certainly was a painful experience, especially…

Competition Encourages You To Become The Best Version Of Yourself

Competition Encourages You To Become The Best Version Of Yourself

by Federico N. Fernández  Competition isn’t our enemy. It’s not a destabilizing force within society. On the contrary, competition helps each and every one of us to achieve our best. Although this may sound strange, competing against somebody is also cooperating with them.  How so?  Well, being in competition with someone forces you to give your best. …

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