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  • Why Doesn’t This Feel Weirder?

    Why Doesn’t This Feel Weirder?   Milton J. Bennett, Ph.D. March 28, 2020                 I am an American currently in Milan, where I arrived from…

  • RPCV: Really Prepared for Corona Virus

    RPCV:  Really Prepared for Corona Virus   Milton J. Bennett, Ph.D. March 22, 2020                 As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, for years I’ve regaled…

  • Power and Paradigms

    Power and Paradigms   Milton J. Bennett, Ph.D. www.idrinstitute.org July 21, 2019               I suppose most readers of this blog will agree that the current political…

  • Intercultural Consciousness

    Intercultural Consciousness By Milton J. Bennett, Ph.D. January 30, 2019 In his book Origin of Consciousness…, Julian Jaynes suggests that self-consciousness as we now experience it is a relatively new phenomenon that…

  • 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…