Day: March 17, 2012

Karmic Relief for the Misuse of ‘Karma’

In a recent PBS interview with Bill Moyers, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explained what his research reveals about the differences between liberals and conservatives. Haidt’s work on positive psychology and what he calls Moral Foundations Theory has received well-deserved acclaim, and much of what he said in that interview was illuminating. But one reference he […]

New York Times Says Running Pam Geller’s Anti-Islam Ad Could Put Lives In Danger

The New York Times found itself at the center of a controversy on Thursday over its refusal to immediately run an anti-Islam ad. Fox News and the Daily Caller ran stories questioning whether the Times‘ decision to indefinitely delay publishing ad was a sign the paper had a religious double-standard. The articles note that the Times previously ran an […]

France: A Mosque Attacked, One Killed.

Rfi France. A Muslim man who attacked worshippers at a French mosque with a bat in the northern city of Arras near the Belgian border on Friday, killing one person and seriously wounding another, is under psychiatric observation, a prosecutor said. The 32-year-old was placed in a psychiatric hospital shortly […]

The dark side of Dutch history

For school children, students and anyone curious about Dutch history there is the Canon of the Netherlands. It’s a list of the 50 most important people and events in Dutch history. Critics complain that it pays too little attention to the negative and shameful side of the past. They argue […]