Category Archives: Essays

Who is a Slumdog?

When director Danny Boyle accepted the award from the American Academy of Motion Pictures (The Oscar) for best motion picture he thanked the people who had helped him make this glorious moment possible. His dream had come true at last. … Continue reading

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Heroes

Why do we build people up to be heroes, talk of them as if they are greater than other human beings, and speak to them hesitantly and timidly as if they are something precious or god-like? Why do we glorify … Continue reading

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The Allegory of the Cave

Not long after I returned home from Prague, I was invited to attend an executive seminar at Case New Holland, the tractor and combine company that was gobbled up by Fiat in 1999. This session was held at the company’s … Continue reading

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Is the Center of Gravity of the World Moving East?

Western Civilization has held on to its place as the center of gravity in the world for the past few hundred years.  But this is changing now.  Will the center of gravity of the world move east as some suggest?  … Continue reading

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