Taking stock one year after Trump

Taking stock one year after Trump

By Richard Falk • Prefatory Note -This post addresses the need for dialogue with the political, economic, and cultural ‘other,’ that is, those multitudes acutely alienated from and angry with secular globalism and the Enlightenment legacy often equated with ‘modernity’ and ‘modernization.’ At the core is a search for closure on the nature of reality […]

John Scales Avery – A Life for Global Peace and Development

John Scales Avery – A Life for Global Peace and Development

Portrait of a TFF Associate December 29, 2017 • John Scales Avery is a theoretical chemist at the University of Copenhagen. He is noted for his books and research publications in quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, evolution, and history of science.   His 2003 book Information Theory and Evolution set forth the view that the phenomenon of […]

When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism

When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism

By Jonathan Haidt • And how moral psychology can help explain and reduce tensions between the two. What on earth is going on in the Western democracies? From the rise of Donald Trump in the United States and an assortment of right-wing parties across Europe through the June 23 Brexit vote, many on the Left […]