Fila Sophia

applied philosophy, deep democracy, sustainability / by A.R.Teleb

Category Archives: History

Corona, The Great Unmasking

Off the treadmill. Hamsters off their wheels. We had to stop. The Great Pause in which we would have not in a thousand years “indulged” ourselves, except for Corona’s visit, … Continue reading

2020-04-30 · 6 Comments

Does the New US Political Spectrum Signal a Renaissance of Democracy?

Rather than a “crisis” of representative democracy as many journalists and academics have contended since November 2016, the recent opening up of the political spectrum in the United States and … Continue reading

2019-12-06 · Leave a comment

How We Will Come to Appreciate Donald Trump

Sometimes the sense of external oppression acts as a challenge and arouses intellectual energy and excites courage. – John Dewey The United States will experience a significant economic boom over the … Continue reading

2016-11-24 · Leave a comment

The Silver Lining: Twelve Gifts from Trump to Progressives

A shorter version appeared on openDemocracy here. Now that they have had some time to mourn, clamor, or lick their wounds, progressives should begin to see the silver lining from … Continue reading

2016-11-16 · Leave a comment

A European Europe?

[Also on SpeakOut 5 Feb, 2015] With the frenzy in Europe and parts of the United States, after the Pegida demonstrations and the Charlie Hebdo attacks, it is worth pausing to … Continue reading

2015-01-23 · Leave a comment

Why can’t they love our bombs?

In honor of Dr. King, I want to remind us of something he certainly would have. 2015 begins the 25th year of our bombing of Iraq–yes, 25–the 15th of our … Continue reading

2015-01-19 · Leave a comment

Plus ça change?

Can you guess which American party had this platform and when? The conditions which surround us best justify our cooperation; we meet in the midst of a nation brought to … Continue reading

2014-10-19 · Leave a comment