Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Indigent; The Moths To The Flame of Terrorism

Through our class studies of Socialistic China and Mao, and my own individual studies about the Shining Path Rebellion in Peru, I have spent some time contemplating why people are so attracted to the use of fear and terrorism.  Abimael Guzman was … Continue reading

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Surpression Of Citizens

During a bit of research for my Thesis Paper, I decided to read about China’s neighbor, North Korea. What I read was at times fascinating, funny, sad, but most of all disturbing. A government ruled over by an all powerful … Continue reading

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Chechnya

In light of the egregious Boston Marathon Bombings I came across this interesting article: http://www.theonion.com/articles/study-majority-of-americans-not-informed-enough-to,32124/.  This article explains the heritage of the two bombers, whom are of Chechen decent, and how Americans lack proper knowledge of Chechnya, which in turn, inhibits … Continue reading

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Feng Guifen vs Yan Fu

Towards the end of class today, we read two documents expressing the two different perspectives of implementing technology into the Chinese culture. The first author we read was Feng Guifen, who made an argument that the Chinese should adopt Western … Continue reading

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Education: Making a Difference

The British instillation of progressive secondary education in India opened the eyes of some Indians (mostly high-caste Hindus) to Enlightenment ideas of equality, freedom, and other human rights. Having been exposed to these ideas through their English education, many Indians … Continue reading

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Gandhi and Punk Rock

Were Gandhi alive today, would he be interested in punk rock? Perhaps the music itself would repel him; it isn’t very much like traditional Indian music, and its intensity is not for everyone. However, he would probably be interested by … Continue reading

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Parallels and Contradictions Between Gandhi and Locke

After our discussions regarding Gandhi’s nonviolence campaigns against the British government, I began to consider the parallels between Gandhi’s beliefs and those of John Locke. Like Locke, Gandhi believed in the people’s right to freedom in terms of their possession, … Continue reading

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Moving Forward: Post-Gandhi

Admiration: I am a huge fan of Gandhi. What he stood for and believed in, the actions that he took, and what he accomplished is incredible.  Each individual aspect of his endeavor was awe-inspiring by itself, but together, as a comprehensive whole, … Continue reading

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Gandhi’s Moral Authority

Gandhi had a clear distinction between being a leader with moral authority compared to being a leader just possessing political power.  In his eyes political power can easily lead to corruption, unlike moral authority that prevents the corruption of political … Continue reading

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