Monthly Archives: July 2014

Democracy

Photo Credit: Fred Gildersleeve (1881-1958) Why is democracy the ideal form of government?: Because otherwise — to use the philosopher Montesquieu’s phrase from The Spirit of Laws — “the life and liberty of the subject would be exposed to arbitrary … Continue reading

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Read. To be Happy

Photo Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA While I was in elementary school, I do remember my school having a campaign and posters to promote reading.  But I didn’t become passionate about reading until … Continue reading

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Objectives

Photo Credit: Dawn Endico Why do we go to school?: To learn skills that will help us succeed in life. And after one has “completed his or her education”, what does one have to do for the rest of his … Continue reading

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Free Thoughts

In the third chapter of Jose Rizal’s novel Noli Me Tangere, the protagonist Crisostomo Ibarra, who has just returned to the Philippines from Europe, is the guest of honor at a banquet and becomes subject to the curiosity of the … Continue reading

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