Category: democracy

  • Art Judges Economy, Not Vice Versa

    _____             Art Judges Economy, Not Vice Versa         Part of the ideal in creating an economy is to figure out how to optimize growth and production and decrease scarcity, while at the same time distributing goods in beneficial ways. Furthermore, with the absence of tyranny, everyone […]

  • Life and Death from Beijing: a Poetry Sequence by Luisetta Mudie and Dreamer Fei

    ~~~~~     Editor’s note: The title of this post derives from one of the most important memoirs of the last century, Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng, which came out in 1987.   She recounts in that book her imprisonment by the Red Guard during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Politically speaking, […]

  • Adonis: ‘We, in Arab society, do not understand the meaning of freedom’

        Duration 4:40 _____     This is from The Middle East Media Research Institute: Special Dispatch Series, No. 1393 The video above is better viewed on the MEMRI site from here: MEMRI TV Clip 1335 Below is the transcript translated into English by MEMRI.     _____     Renowned Syrian Poet ‘Adonis’: […]