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  • We are all Losers

    We are all Losers By Milton J. Bennett     The losers in the current US presidential travesty are not just those of us who voted against a bigoted ignoramus, nor are…

  • Darwin on Trump: Size Does Matter

    Darwin on Trump: Size Does Matter By Milton J. Bennett     Size matters, but it doesn’t make you superior. I’m talking about finch beaks, of course. In the last political campaign…

  • President Trump and the Insufficiency of Love

    President Trump and the Insufficiency of Love By Milton J. Bennett   Since the electoral decision of 11/9 (the world will never be the same), John Lennon’s “Love is All you Need”…

  • President Trump and the Irony of American Exceptionalism

    President Trump and the Irony of American Exceptionalism By Milton J Bennett     As a US American who spends a lot of time in Europe, I have apparently picked up a…

  • A Clash of Paradigms

    A Clash of Paradigms By Milton J. Bennett   The extremist Islamic State is positioning itself against the rest of the world. Since much of that world is Islamic, Huntington’s “clash of…

  • Tolerance Is Not Good Enough

    Tolerance Is Not Good Enough by Milton J. Bennett   Recent events in France show the limitations of tolerance, and we interculturalists could be suggesting some more respectful and ethical responses to…

  • Culture is not like Personality

    Culture is not like Personality by Milton J. Bennett   To paraphrase H.L.Menken, For every question there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. The question “what is culture?” is…

  • The Mismeasure of Intercultural Competence

    The Mismeasure of Intercultural Competence By Milton J. Bennett   In his excellent book, The Mismeasure of Man, biologist and science historian Stephen Jay Gould points out the fallacy of assuming that…

  • Culture is not like an iceberg

    Culture is not like an iceberg By Milton J. Bennett   With all due respect to theoreticians who continue to use the iceberg metaphor to describe culture, I think it’s time to…