Teaching has always been, for me, linked to issues of social justice. I’ve never considered it a neutral or passive profession.
I was involved in the anti-war movement.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.
Chicago ’68 was a relatively small demonstration for its time, but I’ve talked to millions of people who claim they were there because it felt like we were all there. Everyone from our generation was there and was at Woodstock.
My father was a world-class scientist and my mother was a prolific painter. I could see that my parents had completely different ways of knowing and understanding the world, and relating to it. My father approached things through scientific inquiry and exploration, while my mother experienced things through her emotions and senses.
First of all, I didn’t suggest that we should simply get rid of all prisons.
People into hard sciences, neurophysiology, often ignore a core philosophical question: ‘What is the relationship between our unique, inner experience of conscious awareness and material substance?’ The answer is: We don’t know, and some people are so terrified to say, ‘I don’t know.’
Chemical weapons simply have no place in the 21st century. Progress in this vital area will help generate momentum to meet our goal of eliminating all weapons of mass destruction.
The mistake we make is to attribute to religions the errors and fanaticism of human beings.
You could say that we are living in an internally globalized country.