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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012    Culture
The End of War-2 (Contours Podcast)

How Could War Truly End?

Humankind created war, and is therefore capable of ending it. This is the daring theme of science scholar John Horgan’s new book, “The End of War.” In Part 1 of my podcast interview with Horgan, he discussed evidence that human warfare has existed for only the last ten thousand years: a blip on the historical screen of human history.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012    Culture
The End of War-1 (Contours Podcast)

Scientific Evidence for an Uncommon View

Most of us perceive warfare as the single-most horrific tool employed by nations in the settling of disputes. But how often do we hear convincing counter-narratives that offer hope for a better way? Listen to my interview with scholar John Horgan, author of “The End of War” to hear a unique perspective on cultural evolution, and his conclusion that a warless future could be humanity’s next step.

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Friday, May 25th, 2012    Culture
Peaceful Revolution

Can War Be Abolished?

Can war be abolished? Paul Chappell, former army captain and Iraq War vet, claims in his new book that ending war is attainable in this century.

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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011    Culture
Egypt’s Uprising

The Road to Democracy

The towers of fear, erected upon six decades of dictatorship, were cracked and giving way on Cairo Egypt’s Tahrir Square.

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Friday, December 31st, 2010    Art, Culture
Dream of America (Contours Podcast)

A Film about an Iraqi Refuge

The year’s end brings reflection on the power of great creative work. This December, I Interviewed Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehan Harney about her film “Dream of America,” which documents Iraqi men who fled to America after risking their lives in defiance of Saddam Hussein. Listen to how the men’s story literally made Washington Post headlines earlier in 2010. The resulting publicity garnered welcome support for the film’s main subject, a father of four, whose fidelity to the U.S. led him into serious and continuing personal struggles.

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Monday, October 4th, 2010    Art, Culture
Daniel Pearl World Music Days

9th Annual: Concerts in Memory of Slain Journalist

Loss and creative power seem to be inextricably connected. This month of October marks the 9th year of concerts performed globally in memory of Daniel Pearl, a journalist (and musician) who was brutally murdered by terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan, in early 2002.

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009    Art, Culture
Ambivalence Over Afghanistan

Artists Have Your Say on BBC

Barack Obama is edging closer to a decision on whether to reinforce the 68,000 U.S. troops who will be fighting in Afghanistan by year’s end. Since routing out Al Qaeda and their Taliban hosts in Afghanistan after 9-11, the Taliban has made a steady comeback, fueled by failures of the Bush administration, profits from the opium trade,

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Introduction
Creative action is the fundamental key to innovation in all fields of endeavor. It has opened the common gateway to remarkable cultural achievements since antiquity. Our complex daily lives are bombarded by stories of what is broken. News of what is not working in our society often trumps what is actually making a difference. This Blog is dedicated to creative action that endures through resistance to spawn positive change. We seek to inspire: to create gateways to new visions, aspirations and solutions. Meet the creative agents of global change.

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