The one thing we do know is that the chemical imbalance theory – the theory that people get depressed when they don’t have enough serotonin in their brain – we know that that’s wrong.
Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country.
Socially, the Cuban revolution created an education system and health service that remain the envy of much of the neo-liberal world.
Psychotherapy works, and some types of therapy have been shown to be much more effective than antidepressants over the long run.
There is no real agreement among scholars as to whether Homer and Hesiod were contemporaries or whether Homer came a hundred or so years later or earlier. How could there be, given that both poets recited and sang in an oral culture.
Differences among deaf people are okay, but we need to recognize those differences and work together.
I think democracy is on the decline in the West. Ruling parties are the same: neo-liberalism at home and wars abroad.
Do something. If it doesn’t work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.
What created democracy was Thomas Paine and Shays’ Rebellion, the suffragists and the abolitionists and on down through the populists and the labor movement, including the Wobblies. Tough, in your face people… Mother Jones, Woody Guthrie… Martin Luther King and Caesar Chavez. And now it’s down to us.
The Romans weren’t trying to kill all the Jews, but they did destroy Jewish resistance to Roman rule. Jerusalem was turned into a Roman army camp, and it was a total devastation.