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QA 60. None the wiser (On the obligation and cultivation of wisdom)

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On October 2, 2018
Last week, I had the pleasure of addressing a conference of family mediators in Cape Town on the topic of “Wisdom in mediation”. Two stories First story. An ethics professor once said to an undergraduate philosophy class, “If you believe that a professor of ethics is an ethical person, you are making a category mistake.” […]
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QA 59. To be a comrade

  • Posted by Helen Douglas
  • On September 6, 2017
What did it mean: to join the Party? Brecht says it best. I was not an exploiter, so I could grasp it. To dedicate oneself to a more human society. For justice and peace, bread and roses. Against exploitation and oppression. Against all odds. To understand the indivisibility of freedom. To adopt José Martí’s willingness to […]
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