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Geography, Child Rearing, Dominant Politics & Influences On Personality Development

The sad truth concerning most graduate study was the sheer limitedness, narrowness that comprises most disciplines, this is especially damaging for the humanities where a synoptic approach is most adequately required.  The arts have been displaced from their primacy since … Continue reading

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Civilizational Growth Or Decline: Technique, Expansion, Finding The Criteria For Intelligibility Of Civilizations

It remains out of vogue in our age of political correctness to speak of either growth or decline of civilizations.  But I do believe that their are criteria to discover a field of intelligibility from which to study and determine … Continue reading

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