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article: Wild West Horror Show

THE WILD WEST HORROR SHOW An Unfinished Manuscript [ July 27, 2007 ] -Lester Shepard CONTENTS > Introduction General Why This Work Is Needed The United States: Image versus Reality Some Differences between the European and American Ethoi Autobiographical -Just Off the Boat -First Westerners I Met The Far West—By Reputation and at First Hand […]

article: Open Society?

OPEN SOCIETY?     The commentary below was submitted to but not broadcast by KPBX Spokane Public Radio in 2001. Karl Popper’s influential work, The Open Society and its Enemies, sets the yardstick of a good social order by the amount of nonviolent freedom of expression it can allow and by the transparency of its political system. But […]

article: Israel’s Place Under the Sun

Israel’s Place Under the Sun [ July 22, 2006 ] The state of Israel started off in inauspicious circumstances as it were. Palestinian natives felt hostile to the Jewish settlers from early on. The Balfour declaration, which sanctioned the cause of a Jewish national home, was issued shortly before Jerusalem was captured by British-led forces, […]

article: Charity, Philanthropy, Human Rights

Charity, Philanthropy, Human Rights [ July 14, 2006 ]         I was in my mid teens. During a discussion with friends, the subject drifted to poverty, and I said something to the effect that charitable giving was a moral obligation.       “Giving to the needy is not a question of charity,” someone in the group […]

article: The Character Education Dilemma

 THE CHARACTER EDUCATION DILEMMA Joseph B. Juhasz and Lester A. Shepard In this article we wish to deal with the predominantly conservative wing of the character education movement as represented by its most influential advocates. Character education understood in the wider sense and moral education as a whole will come under consideration mainly to sketch […]

article: GONDOLATOK AZ ÛRHAJÓBAN

GONDOLATOK AZ ÛRHAJÓBAN Joseph B. Juhasz és Lester ShepardI. A vezérférférfiú alkonya?  Nem akarok lenni se úr, se szolga. Hérodotosz, 3.8.32. A hetvenes évek vége felé Warren G. Bennis, a Cincinnati Egyetem rektora, hatttyúdalt énekel a nagy vezérek letûnésérõl. “Volt idõ, mikor a vezér döntött, pont. Egy Henry Ford, egy Andrew Carnegie egyszerûen ukázokat adott […]

article: The Need for an Ethic Based on Global Consensus

THE NEED FOR AN ETHIC BASED ON GLOBAL CONSENSUS Commentary broadcast on KPBX Spokane Public Radio, 2/29/00 by Lester A. Shepard In Austria – the country where Hitler was born – a new political party is emerging at the polls as number one. Its charismatic leader, Haider, has openly praised the Nazis. Haider’s rise to […]