Tag Archives: Civilization

Thought For the Day: The Story of Mankind Shows That War Was Universal and Unceasing For Millions of Years Before Armaments Were Invented or Armies Organized

“This truth may be unfashionable, unpalatable, no doubt unpopular, but, if it is the truth, the story of mankind shows that war was universal and unceasing for millions of years before armaments were invented or armies organized. Indeed, the lucid … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Nation Is Permitted To Live In Ignorance With Impunity

“No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity” – Thomas Jefferson

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Thought For the Day: The Real Index of Civilization Is When People Are Kinder Than They Need To be

“The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be.”-Louis de Bernieres, novelist (b. 8 Dec 1954)

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Thought For the Day: The True Civilization Is Where Every Man Gives To Every Other Every Right That He Claims For Himself

“The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.” -Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (11 Aug 1833-1899)

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On the Influence of Mass and Social Media

Mass Media Shaping of Culture and Perceptions of Self, Others and the World:             Where once Gutenberg’s printing press led the way in shaping the world, the driving technology in the modern world is mass media in its many and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Real Index of Civilization Is When People Are Kinder Than They Need To Be

“The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be.” – Louis de Bernieres, novelist (b. 8 Dec 1954)

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In Reverence For Life

In Reverence For Lifeby Michael DoyleFrom out of his humble life and thoughtA reverence for all life was truly soughtDoing his duty to a higher authoritySeeking the best for all of sacred humanityThe human spirit displayed at its bestWhen it … Continue reading

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The Fall of Constantinople

Though largely symbolic, the fall of Constantinople brought ruin to a significant part of Europe by the hand of the Ottoman Empire on May 29, 1453, after  siege of less than two months. The Fall of Constantinople by Michael Doyle … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Farmers Are the Founders of Civilization

“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.” – Daniel Webster (1782-1852)    

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Woven Into A Delicate Tapestry

Faith and reason must work in combination with one another to approach the balance necessary to navigate the life of individuals and of nations around the world. Woven Into A Delicate Tapestery by Michael Doyle Woven into a most delicate … Continue reading

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