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Conscience and Shame


Let me begin with the story of Thomas Becket (1118-1170). As Lord Chancellor of England, Becket increased the incomes of King Henry II by levying more taxes on landowners and churches. As a loyal friend of the King, Becket was … Continue reading

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From Self to Selfless


The idea of self for a person first comes as an instinct. It is nature‚Äôs gift for self-protection and preservation. Immediately after birth, the baby cries to start the lungs breathing, and sucks milk from a nipple for food. Some … Continue reading

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Natural vs Human Laws


There exist two kinds of laws: the laws of nature and the laws of humans. The former have been operating since the beginning of time. They govern the functioning of all non-living things not only on Earth but in the … Continue reading

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EU and Brexit


The European Union (EU) began in 1951 as the European Coal and Steel Community consisting of 6 founding members (France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands). It has grown to the present size of 28 countries with free trade, … Continue reading

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Public Perception of Kavanaugh


In the Senate confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh, politics cannot be avoided even for this supposedly non-political job of US Supreme Court Justice. The reason is that the candidate must be nominated by the President and the full Senate must … Continue reading

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The American Electoral System


A democratic system does not simply mean voting by the people. The devil lies in how it is administered and executed. If being corruptly manipulated, the system may elect an evil person against the will of the people. Since no … Continue reading

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Racism in America


Racism arises from collective hate which resides on the dark side of the human character. Racism exists in human societies since the beginning of time, only in different forms and degrees. Some of the most infamous cases in modern history … Continue reading

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