from ideologies to civilizations?

In her article on Critical Link (previous post), Maria Rosaria BURI references Samuel P. Huntington‘s book, Who Are We? The Challenges to American National Identity. The book seems to be an exploration of the changing geopolitical situation in which Huntington argues that “‘civilizations’ are replacing ideologies in international relations and politics” (Buri).
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oppenheimer

Sarbjeet and his pals watched this documentary, the Day after Trinity the other day, about the scientist who coordinated the development of the atomic bomb lobbying against its use. An ethical tragedy if there ever was one? Unlike Doc Ock (Spiderman II), Oppenheimer wasn’t able to undo what he had done.
In looking for info about the documentary on the … Read more...

shock of the other

Last night [the FP] and I watched the first in the Millenium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World anthropology series, The Shock of the Other. She’s thinking of using it while she teaches mythology (not this episode, but perhaps others), and I found it useful in thinking about the mentoring project. [the FP] critiqued David Maybury-Lewis for being “a … Read more...