Category Archives: Politics

Rumsfeld Charged with Torture in French Court

I saw this at Common Dreams. Hopefully it will open a discussion on international law and politics. by Haider Rizvi NEW YORK – Donald Rumsfeld, the former U.S. secretary of defense, is facing criminal charges in France for ordering the … Continue reading

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American Freedom Agenda Act of 2007

In “The end of America” thread I mentioned the American Freedom Campaign, which I joined. They recently made me aware of the new legislation above. On October 15, 2007, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced the American Freedom Agenda Act of … Continue reading

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Integral gender studies

I want to make some suggestions as to what Integral gender studies might cover. First, there’s nothing really new. Wilber’s map is often a way to categorise stuff we already know. It might not have anything new to add. Second, … Continue reading

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Wilber and Cohen on women

It seems to me that so far, integral theory has failed women. If Wilber’s conversation with Cohen is any indication then I’m afraid things look rather grim. It might not be fair to assess Wilber’s full views from a rather … Continue reading

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The end of America

In the Postmetaphysical Thinking 4 thread I posted the following from John Caputo: “…democracy today is suffering from an auto-immune disease….Democracy today is a victim of the “strange illogical logic” by which a living thing destroys the very thing that … Continue reading

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General Betrayus?

I’m sure you’ve heard of the big stink conservatives are making about the MoveOn ad saying the above. They are outraged and think liberals should denounce such mudraking. George Lakoff has a different perspective. We’ve looked at some of Lakoff’s … Continue reading

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America Beyond Capitalism: What a “Pluralist Commonwealth” Would Look Like

The title of the above is a book written by Gar Alperovitz, a University of Maryland political economist and president of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives. This is an extension of an earlier thread here called “Emerging … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Politics | 5 Comments

Thinking Points

I mentioned George Lakoff in the last comment. The Preface from the book Thinking Points follows, published online at the Rockridge Institute. Granted the rhetoric is America-centric but the progressive ideas and methodology contained in the book can be applied … Continue reading

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Emerging economic structures

In the Mackey thread I asked if capitalism, as an emergent socio-economic structure, could embody the values that Mackey represents, which seem to arise at a higher level of development. I used the analogy of trying to fit a more … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Economy, Politics, Values | 21 Comments

Junk memes

An article in yesterday’s ‘Age’ carries good news, the Egyptian government has finally decided to outlaw female circumcision, although I have to say it is outrageous it took them so long. What prompted the decision was the death of a … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics & Morality, Politics, Ray's Integral Blog, Sexology | 7 Comments