Tag Archives: reform

White Man’s Burden

When I first heard of this expression, I thought it was some general paternalistic phrase.  But when I found out that it also came from Rudyard Kipling’s poem encouraging the colonization of the Philippines by the United States, it kinda … Continue reading

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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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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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Doctors & Society

In society, doctors are held in such high esteem and with good reason — the years of training, the level of skill involved, and the power to heal and save lives.  But in this post, I want to discuss those … Continue reading

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Change

Photo Credit: Hectonichus Change happens all the time. But when it comes to society, how can reform take place? As I’ve mentioned before, philosopher Immanuel Kant stated in his Political Writings that “progress can be expected to follow from the … Continue reading

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Music Class: Pink Floyd

I feel that this song reflects to a certain extent, the education system throughout the world.  I understand that its efficiency allows the government to provide education for all, however Quality and Efficiency need not be mutually-exclusive.  Aside from my … Continue reading

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Music Class: New Radicals

I love this song from high school… Buy “You Get What You Give” on iTunes One, two One, two, three Wake up kids We’ve got the dreamers disease Age 14 we got you down on your knees So polite, you’re … Continue reading

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