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Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts
Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and...
Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World
A guidebook for dealing with the despair that stands in the way our our changing the world.
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A Marxist History of the World part 24: Hindus, Buddhists, and the Gupta Empire
More than half a millennium separated the fall of India’s Mauryan Empire in the late 3rd century BCE (before the common era) from the rise of the Gupta Empire in the early 4th century CE (common era)....
On Buddhist Fundamentalism: Hollywood, Please Take Note
Four years after the brutal assault on the Tamil population and the killing of between 8—10,000 Tamils by the Sri Lankan army, there is trouble again. The saffron-robed fanatics, led by the BBS — Bodu...
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
Schumacher argues that mainstream economics is incompatible with the long-term ends of humanity.
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Chinese shrine seeks stock-market path to financial nirvana
Zhejiang's Mount Putuo is latest sacred site to contemplate listing, prompting alarm over commercialisation of Chinese culture
Mount Putuo in Zhejiang is the latest of several religious sites whose administrators have announced plans for a multimillion-pound stock-market flotation.
Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction
Mes Aynak, a magnificent Buddhist city, is the most important archaeological discovery in a generation. But it is sitting on a vast copper deposit and is about to be destroyed.