I am one of those who are very much affected by the imagination. Everyone feels its impact, but some are knocked over by it. On me it makes an intense impression, and my practice is rather to avoid it than to resist it.
“She was in essence the denial of death. My own life was rooted to her in a deep spiritual sense, and had been during the whole of my growing up.”
A candid conversation with the ballsy author of “The female Eunuch”
A freewheeling conversation with the outlaw journalist and only man alive to ride with both Richard Nixon and the Hell’s Angels
At the ‘Graduate Together’ special, former President Barack Obama tells graduating seniors to “set the world on a different path” while being “alive to one another’s struggles” as they navigate through the coronavirus pandemic.
If the long and stormy life of Bertrand Arthur Russell can be said to possess any unifying thread, it is an enduring attitude of passionate skepticism, a lifelong refusal to accept any truth as immutable, any law as infallible or any faith as sacred.
Mark Zuckerberg hosts Yuval Noah Harari for a conversation about some big challenges as part of the Facebook CEO’s 2019 series of public discussions about the future of technology in society. The overarching question they debate is: what are we going to do about the systemic problems of the current technological revolution?
Hannah Arendt warns that mass culture increasingly utilizes the classics and other genuine works of art, transformed and made digestible, for entertainment. Since the appetites of the entertainment industries are insatiable, they will in time consume the classics, and thereby destroy culture.
Skepticism is dangerous. That’s exactly its function, in my view. It is the business of skepticism to be dangerous. And that’s why there is a great reluctance to teach it in the schools. That’s why you don’t find a general fluency in skepticism in the media.
Yuval Noah Harari, macro-historian, Professor, best-selling author of Sapiens and Homo Deus, and one of the world’s most innovative and exciting thinkers, discusses his newest work, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
A vital aspect of global warming is the interface between the predictions and the policy responses. We humans have a rich tradition on the confrontation of prophecy and politics. and some of the most instructive lessons trace back to classical Greece
Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shaprio weighs in on the entitlement generation on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’
Richard Dawkins and Catholic Cardinal George Pell discuss religion, morals and evolution on Q&A. (10-4-2012 ABC TV)
The Enemies of Reason is a two-part television documentary, written and presented by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, in which he seeks to expose “those areas of belief that exist without scientific proof, yet manage to hold the nation under their spell”, including mediumship, acupuncture and psychokinesis.
The Root of All Evil?, poi intitolato The God Delusion, è un documentario televisivo scritto e presentato da Richard Dawkins nel quale sostiene che l’umanità starebbe meglio senza religione o credo in Dio.
È esploso, dopo una mostra a Roma, il caso sconcertante del “pittore folle” Antonio Ligabue: un illetterato di sessantadue anni con grosse mani e due occhi pieni di cupo dolore, che non sopporta la compagnia degli uomini e adora gli animali.
In this two-part Channel 4 series, Professor Richard Dawkins challenges what he describes as ‘a process of non-thinking called faith’. He describes his astonishment that, at the start of the 21st century, religious faith is gaining ground in the face of rational, scientific truth.
A un mese dalla morte si moltiplicano le iniziative per ricordare la figura di Emilio Lussu. Cogliere l’occasione per presentare un’importante testimonianza: quella di Camillo Bellieni, che di Lussu fu fraterno amico e compagno di lotte. Bellieni, che ha 82 anni è stato l’ideologo del movimento sardista ed ha scritto la storia della Brigata Sassari.
Il senatore Emilio Lussu è morto ieri a Roma, all’età di 85 anni, nella sua abitazione di piazza Adriana. La salma è stata cremata oggi pomeriggio, alla presenza della moglie Joyce e del figlio Giovanni. Per desiderio dell’estinto, la notizia del decesso è stata resa nota soltanto oggi.
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s article on the Church and the revolutionary value of advertising
Heralding the First Amendment, proponents of free speech champion the right to expression unencumbered by government intervention. But is freedom of expression absolute and limitless? Should we be free to use words with the intention to harm? Should some words remain unspoken, or does this mind-set lead us to the path of censorship?