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The Right to Revolution: A Closer Look at the Myanmar Military Coup

The Right to Revolution: A Closer Look at the Myanmar Military Coup

Throughout its decades of independence, Myanmar, also known as Burma, has battled against repressive military rule, civil war, isolation from global affairs, and widespread poverty. In 2011, the transfer to civilian leadership incited hope for democratic reform. Moreover, the dissolved military junta gave way to a military-installed transitional government and signaled a new era for the Southeast Asian nation.

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Polarization and the Political Mind

Polarization and the Political Mind

Organizations, regardless of their religiosity, are making increasingly non-religious moral and ethical arguments in the healthcare arena to combat practices such as abortion, euthanasia, and vaccines. While a lively and important discussion exists concerning the significance of religious freedom, it is pertinent to examine to what extent non-religious conscience claims may be valid, as well as their similarities to and differences from  traditional religious conscience claims.

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Evaluating the Merit of Non-Religious Conscience Exemptions in Healthcare Policy

Evaluating the Merit of Non-Religious Conscience Exemptions in Healthcare Policy

Organizations, regardless of their religiosity, are making increasingly non-religious moral and ethical arguments in the healthcare arena to combat practices such as abortion, euthanasia, and vaccines. While a lively and important discussion exists concerning the significance of religious freedom, it is pertinent to examine to what extent non-religious conscience claims may be valid, as well as their similarities to and differences from  traditional religious conscience claims.

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Pro Deo, Domo, et Patria: Timeless Lessons from Dostoevsky’s Demons

Pro Deo, Domo, et Patria: Timeless Lessons from Dostoevsky’s Demons

Demons is a late 18th century novel written to serve as a political commentary inspired by a politically motivated murder in Russia. Dostoevsky sought to warn the Russian people of the personal and political dangers of popular western philosophies that were finding their way into the Russian psyche. The primary philosophy he warns against is nihilism.

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Doomsday Prepping: To What Extent Should We Depend on our Government?

Doomsday Prepping: To What Extent Should We Depend on our Government?

Back in the wonderfully uneventful era of the early 2010s, my family and I enjoyed a National Geographic series called “Doomsday Preppers.” The fascinating people featured in the show were preparing for the apocalypse, or something close to it. We would sit in front of the TV and laugh at those who were convinced that a pandemic, wipeout of the electrical grid, severe climate change, solar flare, or political unrest would lead to an apocalyptic event in the near future. We looked on in entertainment as they hatched their apocalypse strategy: stockpiling food, weapons, and generators. Perhaps, in the midst of a pandemic, political unrest, and weather related power failures, they are having the last laugh.

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