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David Simon: ‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact.    By David Simon. America is a country that is now utterly divided when it comes to its society,...
Try to imagine the future: dictatorship or democracy?  (Peter Sloterdijk vs Jeremy Rifkin)

Try to imagine the future: dictatorship or democracy? (Peter Sloterdijk vs Jeremy Rifkin)

Scenes from the Symposion Nights: At our Symposion nights we invite participants to share their ideas about reality and, at the same time, practise critical thinking. Every Symposion we discuss a specific theme with the help of selected fragments of documentary films, recorded lectures and interviews. ‘Thoughts’ are stimulated with the help of wine.  

American Psychosis: What happens to a society that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion?

By Chris Hedges The United States, locked in the kind of twilight disconnect that grips dying empires, is a country entranced by illusions. It spends its emotional and intellectual energy on the trivial and the absurd. It is captivated by the hollow stagecraft of celebrity culture as the walls crumble. This celebrity culture giddily licenses...
Thoughts and empirical evidence on morality (feat. prof. Zimbardo)

Thoughts and empirical evidence on morality (feat. prof. Zimbardo)

Scenes from the Symposion Nights: At our Symposion nights we invite participants to share their ideas about reality and, at the same time, practise critical thinking. Every Symposion we discuss a specific theme with the help of selected fragments of documentary films, recorded lectures and interviews. ‘Thoughts’ are stimulated with the help of wine.  
Why hierarchy creates a destructive force within the human psyche (by dr. Robert Sapolsky)

Why hierarchy creates a destructive force within the human psyche (by dr. Robert Sapolsky)

Scenes from the Symposion Nights: At our Symposion nights we invite participants to share their ideas about reality and, at the same time, practise critical thinking. Every Symposion we discuss a specific theme with the help of selected fragments of documentary films, recorded lectures and interviews. ‘Thoughts’ are stimulated with the help of wine.
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