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2011

Governance and philosophy

In ancient times across Greece, China, India, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, philosophy and politics were allies. Philosophical inquiry defined the polis and shaped political discourse. No king saw fit to rule without wise philosophers to counsel him; indeed, the ideal king was often himself a philosopher, in addition to being a spiritual guide and artist or poet...

Education alternatives to punishment and permissiveness

No theory of human behaviour is completely adequate, but those anchored in “permissiveness” and “punishment” are particularly ineffective. In a democratic society, where each member must have dignity and is entitled to respect himself as an equal to all others, neither punishment nor permissiveness is meaningful...

Education, Music, the keys to learning

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.

Teaching oneness

If the unity of life and the oneness of its purpose could be clearly taught to the young in schools, how much brighter would be our hopes for the future!

sept. 1984

Educate to form peaceful minds

In order to reach peace, we must put to use one of the greatest and most effective means of ennobling and transforming man: EDUCATION. In this way we may forge in man the thoughts and habits of peace, bringing peace first into the minds and hearts of men, and then into world politics.

1999

Using education and the culture of peace to protect from manipulation

In the context of promoting a culture of peace, non-violence and education designed to eradicate poverty and establish sustainable development, children are protected from all sorts of manipulation and are prepared to take their destiny into their own hands by their acquisition of a critical approach, independent habits of thought and the ability to judge for themselves at a very early age.

Armistice not quite understood

The armistice is a war that ends every year on November 11th...

Student collection of howlers 2011