Tag: Society and Culture

Society and Culture examines the prevailing public sentiment as expressed in art, literature, laws and other public venues which showcase popular attitudes. If you want a snapshot of the public conscience, just look at what is promoted in Society and Culture.

Lessons From Las Vegas

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The recent massacre in Las Vegas, NV, is a tragedy of epic proportions. With over 500 victims, it is the largest mass shooting in recent US history. There are a lot of questions about what happened, but the greatest question

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How Intelligence Works (When It Does) – Part 2

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The following, How Intelligence Works (When It Does) by Herbert E. Meyer, is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. Good intelligence is a combination of information and

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The National Anthem

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about the national anthem and what people say and do during its playing. Tradition dictates that one stands during the national anthem (also known as The Star Spangled Banner) as a sign of

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How Intelligence Works (When It Does)

Hillsdale College campus aerial view of the main plaza with an American flag prominently displayed in the foreground. Walkways between buildings frame the grass-covered lawn and there are numerous trees with bright green foliage scattered across the landscape.

The following – How Intelligence Works (When It Does) by Herbert E. Meyer – is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. The performance of our country’s intelligence

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How To Think About Vladimir Putin – Part 4

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The following [How To Think About Vladimir Putin, by Christopher Caldwell] is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. One theme runs through Russian foreign policy, and has

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How To Think About Vladimir Putin – Part 3

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The following [How To Think About Vladimir Putin, by Christopher Caldwell] is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. Russia retains elements of a kleptocracy based on oligarchic

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God Uses the Weak – Part 3

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The fact that God uses the weak is shown in both the Old and New Testaments, and there are many examples of how – and why – He did so. We have already looked at one of those examples in

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How To Think About Vladimir Putin – Part 2

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The following [How To Think About Vladimir Putin, by Christopher Caldwell] is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. When Putin took power in the winter of 1999-2000,

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God Uses the Weak – Part 2

An abandoned wooden storefront is in the center of the image, with weeds surrounding the ground and vines growing up the sides and front of the building. A clear blue sky is overhead.

People think differently than God does. That’s an understatement, for sure! While God does what He does for a reason, why is it that He uses the weak? God uses the weak simply because they are weak. God routinely uses

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How To Think About Vladimir Putin

Hillsdale College campus plaza in mid-summer, with walkways between the buildings and green grass laws in the foreground, There are large trees in the center of the picture, flanked by large buildings on the right and left sides, and a bright blue sky overhead.

The following [How To Think About Vladimir Putin, by Christopher Caldwell] is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. Vladimir Putin is a powerful ideological symbol and a

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