The Power of Compassion with Thich Nhat Hanh

“…water the seed of brotherhood, sisterhood, joy, and hope…That is the most noble thing to do.” / Photo by Sharon & Nikki McCutcheon, Creative Commons By Martin Doblmeier / 03.05.2017 The Secret to Creating Peace and Harmony, for Yourself and the World… Thich Nhat Hanh has published nearly 100 books and is one of the[…]

Making it Vernacular in Agra: The Practice of Translation by Seventeenth-Century Jains

Jain monks in Gujarat, India By Dr. John E. Cort / 10.01.2015 Professor of Asian and Comparative Religions Denison University From Tellings and Texts: Music, Literature, and Performance in North India[1] Language and Translation The 17th century Digambar Jain temple and the 18th century Gauri Shankar Hindu temple in Delhi / 123RF.com In one sense,[…]

Prospects of Decline and Hegemonic Shifts for the West

By Dr. Andrea Komlosy Professor of Economic and Social History University of Vienna Journal of World-Systems Research 22:2 (2016), 463-483 Abstract The decline of the “West” and the loss of U.S. global hegemony is accompanied by a three-sided debate. Some scholars have argued that emerging powers in the Global South will succeed the United States[…]

Kaymakli and Derinkuyu: Two Ancient Underground Cities in Turkey

Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.04.2017 Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Kaymakli A large room several floors down into the city. / Wikimedia Commons Kaymakli Underground City is contained within the citadel of Kaymakli in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. First opened to tourists in 1964, the village is about 19 km from Nevşehir, on the Nevşehir-Niğde[…]

Those Pearly Whites: The Archaeology of Teeth – Their Historical and Anthropological Value

Upper teeth of a Neanderthal who lived about 40,000 years ago. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg By Dr. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg / 03.02.2017 Professor of Anthropology The Ohio State University “Show me your teeth and I’ll tell you who you are.” These words, attributed to 19th-century naturalist George Cuvier, couldn’t be more correct. The pearly whites we use every[…]