- November 22, 2016
Life is a series of forks in the road. At each junction, you have to take one path or the other, and the whole rest of your life can be permanently altered by this choice. Should you go to college or join the Army? Should you buy a new car or a used one? Should you get married or continue living in sin?READ MORE
In 2000 I wrote a few hundred words on “The Age of Nihilism.” Some years later that descriptive title is far more apt than before. Like a poison gas settling down over a battlefield, nihilism has, at least for the moment, begun to cloak or threaten so much of contemporary life and thought.READ MORE
Economics – literally the home management, the knowledge on housekeeping, the taking care of it. The more developed and organized it is the better is the life of “the house” inhabitants. Thus the growth of economic, its development shall be considered a useful tool for better future of countries where it is observed. Economic growth improves living standards, technologies, infrastructure, population education level and its health, while reducing poverty.
The political climate of the 21st century, only 16 years into its conception, has witnessed some of the most dramatic events all over the world in a way that has made the progression of history seem to take a violent u-turn. These incidents seem to be suggestive to some that we are living in the “twilight of democracy”, where that very ideal of modern civilization is threatened with extinction. While the attempted military coup in Turkey and military controlled governments such as in Myanmar and Thailand demonstrate the stark contrast between democracy and dictatorship, a growing number of countries are witnessing the rise of the ultra rightist political parties that come to power through the doors of democracy which is then threatened by them.
Let’s start with the obvious: not a single international player cares about the welfare or security of the Syrian people. They may say they care, but actions speak louder than words.
Historically, racism was first used as a way to describe a worldview of the powerful. Basically, elites that dominated Western societies, had a sense of superiority. But in modern day, those with political or economical power rarely express it through race divisions. That’s why racism began to take a negative connotation, little before world War II, because it was starting to be used as a weapon to spread fear and hatred of others.
We all use the word “culture” on a daily basis, and just guessing its real meaning. How would we explain what it is? I would say it is all we know, all we do and all we believe in. The term was first used by English anthropologist Edward B. Tylor in his book, Primitive Culture, from 1871. He said that culture “includes capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.” The Center for Advance Research on Language Acquisition defines culture as a group of interactions and patterns of behaviors influenced by socializations, and of course, the same cognitive characteristics in a particular group of people.
Most of us hearing “Smart city” imagine some sort of futuristic panorama: flying cars, robots, lasers, holographic objects. That is not quite right, however, for smart city, also known as “Intellectual or digital city”, is named so not only because of the technologies used for its development.