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TED | Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? – Critical Review

June 23, 2014


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People say things about religion all the time. The late, great Christopher Hitchens wrote a book called “God Is Not Great” whose subtitle was, “Religion Poisons Everything.” But last month, in Time magazine, Rabbi David Wolpe, who I gather is referred to as America’s rabbi, said, to balance that against that negative characterization, that no […]

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TED | Stella Young: I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

June 9, 2014


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I grew up in a very small country town in Victoria. I had a very normal, low-key kind of upbringing. I went to school, I hung out with my friends, I fought with my younger sisters. It was all very normal. And when I was 15, a member of my local community approached my parents […]

TED | Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe

June 3, 2014


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There’s a man by the name of Captain William Swenson who recently was awarded the congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on September 8, 2009. 0:24 On that day, a column of American and Afghan troops were making their way through a part of Afghanistan to help protect a group of government officials, a […]