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Podcast: What Do We Really Mean by “Moral Character”?

 We’ve all heard the term “moral character” at some point in our lives, but what do we really mean by it? Are morals and character two different things? Is this something that exists only in the abstract, philosophical sense, or something that can be shown in everyday life? Our guest approaches these questions and more in this week’s episode. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Christian B. Miller is the ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Wales, Nazis, Rome, Cinnabon, Jewish, Vincent, Miller, Brain And Behavior, Ethics & Morality, Gabe Howard, University of Kansas, Vince, Gabe


IBM supplied surveillance gear to Davao while Duterte was mayor and cheering on the city's police-linked death-squads

During the long years when Philippines strongman Rodrigo Duterte (previously) was mayor of Davao (circumventing term limits by periodically allowing his daughter to run for mayor and serving as her vice-mayor) the city was terrorized by death-squads who enjoyed total impunity as they assassinated police suspects and Duterte's political opponents, while Duterte cheered them on (Duterte has boasted about his participation in extrajudicial killings during this period, but has also denied participa...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Nazis, Philippines, War Crimes, Ibm, Huawei, Smart Cities, Human Rights Watch, Phillipines, Davao, Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte, Duterte, Philippine National Police


How Does the Rorschach Inkblot Test Work?: An Animated Primer

A frightening monster? Two friendly bears? Say what!? As anybody with half a brain and the gift of sight knows, the black and red inkblot below resembles nothing so much as a pair of gnomes, gavotting so hard their knees bleed. ...or perhaps it’s open to interpretation. Back in 2013, when Open Culture celebrated psychologist Hermann Rorschach’s birthday by posting the ten blots that form the basis of his famous personality test, readers reported seeing all sorts of things in Card 2: A u...
Tags: Psychology, Google, College, Nazis, New York City, Neuroscience, Lewis Carroll, Alice, Yale University, Facebook Twitter, Searls, Hermann Rorschach, Rorschach, Ayun Halliday, Damion Searls, Rorshach


Repurposed churches in former USSR

Although Christianity is experiencing a comeback under Putin’s Russia, the relationship between the Kremlin and the Church hasn’t always been trouble-free. Following Karl Marx’s idea that religion is the “opium of the people,” the Soviet Union set out to eradicate organized faith entirely, with the Russian Orthodox Church being its primary target. In the attempt to convert the whole nation into atheism, Lenin and his successors persecuted believers and most members of the clergy, sending Chri...
Tags: Travel, Putin, Nazis, Russia, Church, Unesco, New York Times, Arctic, Moscow, Ussr, Karl Marx, Kremlin, Kiev, All, White Sea, Yuri Gagarin


New Zealand mosque shooter a white supremacist angry at immigrants

By KRISTEN GELINEAU SYDNEY — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was angry about attacks in Europe that were perpetrated by Muslims. He wanted revenge, and he wanted to create fear. He also, quite clearly, wanted attention. Though he claimed not to covet fame, the gunman — whose name was no...
Tags: Europe, News, France, China, Nazis, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, United States, Nato, Sydney, New Zealand, Norway, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler


An Animated Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Life & Thought

There’s no shame if you’ve never known how to pronounce Friedrich Nietzsche’s name correctly. Even less if you never remember how to spell it. If these happen to be the case, you may be less than familiar with his philosophy. Let Alain de Botton’s animated School of Life video briefly introduce you, and you’ll never forget how to say it: “Knee Cha.” (As for remembering the spelling, you’re on your own.) You’ll also get a short biography of the disgruntled, dyspeptic German philosophe...
Tags: Google, College, Nazis, Philosophy, Alain De Botton, Elizabeth, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Friedrich Nietzsche, University of Basel, Nietzsche, Babich, de Botton, Durham NC Follow, Dionysus, Arthur Schopenhauer Richard


Polish newspaper offers anti-semitic tirade "proving" Poland never did anything anti-semitic

The headline How to Spot a Jew graced Poland's right-wing national weekly newspaper Tylko Polska. Said headline was an angry response to a panel discussion of Poland's complicit citizenry during the Holocaust at a recent Paris conference. Newsweek: The anti-Semitic headline ran alongside the front page article complaining that speakers at last month’s Holocaust studies meeting in Paris had been attacking Poland. It was printed with a photo of Jan Gross, a Polish Jew who teaches at Princeton U...
Tags: Post, News, Nazis, Paris, Poland, Anti-semitism, Adolf Hitler, Auschwitz, Republic of Poland, Jan Gross, Tylko Polska Said, Princeton University Gross


Hitler's Jet Fighter: Meet the Deadly Me-262 (It Change Everything)

The Me-262 was well ahead of its time. If the Nazis had had greater access to refined metals for the jet engines, more fuel reserves, and more time, then things might have played out somewhat differently toward the end of the war. The fact remains that the ground-breaking jet truly set the course for the future of aviation history.
Tags: Science, Nazis, Hitler


‘Victory’ Remake in the Works from ‘Unknown’ Director Jaume Collet-Serra

Director Jaume Collet-Serra is best known for delivering action thrillers with Liam Neeson that are more than a little unbelievable. Unknown, Non-Stop, Run All Night and The Commuter all hail from the Spanish filmmaker, but it seems like he’s switching gears in his career a little bit. Coming up, we’ll see what Collet-Serra can do with Disney and Dwayne Johnson in the theme park ride adaptation Jungle Cruise, and soon he’ll be tackling a hybrid sports drama and prison escape remake called Victo...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Dwayne Johnson, Nazis, Disney, Sports, War, Paris, Liam Neeson, Michael Caine, Warner Bros, Sylvester Stallone, Victory, John Huston, Gavin O Connor, Jungle Cruise


Jaume Collet-Serra Directing Remake of Classic Sports Drama Victory

Jaume Collet-Serra directing remake of classic sports drama Victory According to The Wrap, Jaume Collet-Serra has set his sites on directing a remake of the classic 1981 sports drama Victory for Warner Bros. RELATED: March 12 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSize...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Nazis, Disney, Soccer, United States, Remake, Pele, Liam Neeson, Michael Caine, Warner Bros, Sylvester Stallone, Victory, Burt Reynolds, John Huston, Blake


Hundreds of Artifacts from Notorious Nazi Massacre Uncovered in German Forest

Archaeologists in Germany have unearthed some 400 artifacts dating back to a Nazi massacre in which hundreds of forced laborers were executed during the closing phases of World War II.Read more...
Tags: Science, Germany, Nazis, History, World War 2, War Crimes, World War Ii, German Forest


College no longer a value proposition, why not just learn a trade?

The recent arrests of Hollywood parents paying for their kids to get into good colleges highlights what is wrong with higher education these days. We make a college education a bigger deal than it deserves. We continue to encourage our kids to go to awful colleges and load up on stifling student loan debt, resulting in unfulfilled dreams, when many of these kids need to just get a job or learn a trade. Access to higher education is important for those who truly want to attend, but we send way to...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, Opinion, Nazis, Sport, Cnn, Harvard, Soccer, Cia, Donald Trump, Chelsea Manning, Bernie Sanders, Aoc, Ron, Michael Morell, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation


Nonfiction: Remembering a Woman Who Was a Leader of the French Resistance

Lynne Olson’s “Madame Fourcade’s Secret War” tells of a woman who led the fight against the Nazis while combating sexism among her colleagues.
Tags: News, France, Nazis, Olson, Philippe, Lynne, Books and Literature, Women and Girls, Pétain, Espionage and Intelligence Services, World War II (1939-45, Lynne Olson


Sarah Huckabee Sanders Draws Blank When Asked If Trump Ever Denounced Steve King

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday couldn’t name one instance of President Donald Trump denouncing Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for his various endorsements of white nationalism — even though she asserted a few seconds earlier that anti-Semitism is “ something that should be called by name.” In a press briefing Monday, Sanders refused to answer several times whether — as he’s said in public and private in recent days — Trump actually believes that Democrats belong to an ...
Tags: News, White House, Nazis, Israel, Nbc News, House, Jackson, Republican, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, Sanders, Karl, Steve King, Hallie Jackson, Steve King R IA


100-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Helen Fagin on How Books Save Lives

Starting when she was 21, Helen Fagin was imprisoned in the Radomsko and Warsaw ghettos in Poland. Her parents were sent to Treblinka and murdered there, but Fagin and her sister eventually managed to escape and, after a long journey around Europe, made it to the United States. Fagin has offered lengthy testimony about her experience of the Holocaust (for the USC Shoah Foundation and US Holocaust Memorial Museum), but in this short video, she reads a letter she wrote about how reading and storie...
Tags: Europe, Nazis, Poland, Warsaw, Jason Kottke, Fagin, Treblinka, USC Shoah Foundation, Radomsko, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Helen Fagin, United States Fagin


Anne Frank’s stepsister meets with Newport Beach students in controversial swastika photo

Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, addresses the media with Newport Harbor High School Principal Sean Boulton after Schloss meet with students involved in a party with Nazi salutes around a makeshift swastika in Newport Beach, CA, on Thursday, Mar 7, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss during a press conference at Newport Harbor High School after Schloss meet with students involved in a party with Nazi salutes around a makeshift swastika in ...
Tags: London, News, Nazis, Religion, Sport, Society, Soccer, United States, Prince Harry, Nazi, Orange County, Levi, Auschwitz, Anne Frank, Orange County Register, Newport Beach


Dinesh D’Souza: Where Were the Democrats in the Human Betterment Foundation?

In his book The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left, Dinesh D’Souza attempts to draw a link between the Democratic party and the eugenics movement in the United States and Nazi Germany. In the 2017 book D’Souza wrote, “Progressives in America founded a plethora of eugenic organizations.”(p. 135) He then listed leading eugenicists including, “Eugene Gosney (sic), director of the Human Betterment Foundation.” (p. 136). (Note: Gosney’s first name was Ezra). As I pointed out in a p...
Tags: Health, Germany, Nazis, America, United States, Nazi, Hitler, Infertility, Eugenics, Democratic, Democratic Party, James Dobson, Ezra, Souza, Dinesh D Souza, George Dock


100-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Helen Fagin Reads Her Letter About How Books Save Lives

"Could you imagine a world without access to reading, to learning, to books?" Helen Fagin, who poses that question, doesn't have to imagine it: she experienced that grim reality, and worse besides. "At twenty-one," she continues, "I was forced into Poland’s World War II ghetto, where being caught reading anything forbidden by the Nazis meant, at best, hard labor; at worst, death." There she operated a school in secret where she taught Jewish children Latin and mathematics, soon realizing th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, College, Nazis, Neil Gaiman, History, Poland, Brian Eno, Seoul, Judy Blume, David Byrne, Facebook Twitter, Yo Yo Ma, Jane Goodall, Helen Keller


All Quiet on the Western Front becomes instant bestseller – archive, 1929

Ninety years ago, a harrowing account of warfare in the first world war was brought to an international audience by German veteran Erich Maria RemarqueAll Quiet on the Western Front tells the story of Paul Bäumer, a young German soldier fighting on the western front during the first world war. Bäumer and several of his friends join the army voluntarily after listening to the patriotic speeches of their teacher, but soon become disillusioned after experiencing the horrors of the battlefield.After...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Germany, Nazis, Culture, First World War, German Nazi, Western Front, Remarque, Baumer, Erich Maria RemarqueAll Quiet, Paul Bäumer, Vossische Zeitunghe Erich Maria Remarque


New Danish Medical Study Finds, To Literally No One’s Surprise, That Vaccines Still Don’t Cause Autism

WHOA, YOU DON’T SAY? Man, I am so tired of anti-vaxxers. I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention for the last, oh, couple decades but we’ve got a lot on our collective plate these days, guys. The planet is warming, the bees (and roughly a third of the rest of life on earth) are dying, Nazis have made a comeback, Trump is still somehow the president which is bad news for the planet and the bees but a big up for the Nazis, and I’ve had What’s New Pussycat by Tom Jones stuck in my hea...
Tags: Nazis, Humor, Denmark, Tom Jones, Gracie Hughes, Trump, Andrew Wakefield


Joe Wright to Direct World War II Drama ‘In the Garden of Beasts’

Joe Wright is heading back to World War II for his next project. The director of the Oscar-winning Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour is in talks to helm In the Garden of Beasts, based on the book of the same name by Devil in the White City author Erik Larson. The story follows a mild-mannered Chicago professor who becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany on the cusp of World War II. Variety broke the news that Wright is in final negotiations to direct the In The Garden of B...
Tags: Garden, Europe, Movies, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, America, Chicago, Tom Hanks, Thriller, Winston Churchill, Adaptation, Hitler, Gary Oldman, Hulu, True Story


Joe Wright to Direct WWII Drama In the Garden of Beasts

Joe Wright to direct WWII drama In the Garden of Beasts Director Joe Wright is revisiting WWII. The Darkest Hour and Atonement director is in final talks to helm In the Garden of Beasts, according to Variety. The film is an adaptation of author Erik Larson’s 2011 novel of the same name. The book is based on the true story of William Dodd, a Chicago professor who becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany, prior to the Nazis invasion of Europe. Upon their arrival, his family embra...
Tags: Garden, Europe, Movies, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, America, Chicago, Tom Hanks, State Department, Hitler, Gary Oldman, Wright, Ryan, Dodd, Erik Larson


Pope Francis announces opening of Secret Archives on 'Hitler's Pope'

Pope Francis has announced that he will open up the Vatican’s secret archives on the papacy of Pope Pius XII, who has been accused of failing to speak up about the Nazis’ persecution of the Jews. Historians have for decades been calling on the Holy See to let scholars study the archives, in order to determine whether Pius XII failed to use his moral authority to oppose the Holocaust. The argument that Pius should have been far more vocal in condemning the Nazis’ annihilation of six million Jews ...
Tags: Europe, News, Germany, Nazis, Israel, Church, Rome, Pope Francis, Italy, Vatican, Catholic Church, South America, Catholic, Pope, Nazi, Hitler


Uroczysko Baran: Forgotten Soviet Massacre of Poles Who Fought Against The Nazis

Via WRSA, this report is interesting and bracing, and I confess it’s a part of history I have never studied enough. Between October of 1944 and January of 1945, when the Second World War has not yet finished, a military court attached to the Second Polish People’s Army is formed, akin to the Soviets. The court, chaired by a Red Army veteran, Colonel Stefan Piekarski, and under the supervision of Soviet Colonel Aleksander Tomaszewski, condemns 144 prisoners; of them, 61 of them are condemned to d...
Tags: Politics, Nazis, Military, Jesus, Red Army, People 's Army, WRSA, Uroczysko Baran, Stefan Piekarski, Aleksander Tomaszewski, Kąkolewnica, Kąkolewnicy


Israeli leader condemns attack on French synagogue memorial

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned an attack on a Holocaust memorial in the French city of Strasbourg. Netanyahu on Sunday condemned the “horrific, anti-Semitic” defacing of a monument marking the site of a synagogue destroyed by the Nazis in 1940. French police on Saturday launched an investigation the incident, in […]
Tags: News, Nazis, Jerusalem, Ap, Nation, Benjamin Netanyahu, Strasbourg Netanyahu


Free Museum Openings: free days in Florence state museums 2019

After initial threats by Italy’s latest government to abolish free Sundays in state museums, a new ministerial decree (announced February 25, 2019) and initiative called “Io vado al museo” actually increases the number of free entry days and reduces the cost of entry for young people aged 18-25. Here is the list of currently announced 2019 free museum openings in Florence’s main state museums, the Uffizi and the Accademia, as well as information on how to find which days are free across Italy. C...
Tags: Travel, Nazis, Museums, Italy, Madonna, Florence, Ferdinand, Boboli Gardens, Florentines, Cecilia, Uffizi Gallery, San Giovanni, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, Duke Cosimo


Improbably, a Black activist is now the owner and leader of the "National Socialist Movement," which he is turning into an anti-racist group

The National Socialist Movement is one of America's oldest and most influential Holocaust denial/neo-Nazi movements, proprietors of one of the world's most prominent Holocaust denial websites and defendants in a case over members who participated in racist violence at the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally. James Hart Stern is a Black civil rights activist who has previously -- through very unlikely circumstance -- become head of a prominent KKK organization, which he took over in orde...
Tags: Post, News, California, Nazis, America, Kkk, Charlottesville, Stern, Klan, National Socialist Movement, NSM, Jeff Schoep, Schoep, Alt-right, Killen, Holocaust Denial


Memorial stone for former synagogue vandalized in France

PARIS (AP) — French police are investigating after a memorial stone marking the site of a former synagogue destroyed by the Nazis was vandalized in the eastern city of Strasbourg. The prefecture of the Bas-Rhin region said in a statement the heavy memorial stone was discovered moved from its base Saturday morning. Strasbourg mayor Roland […]
Tags: News, France, Nazis, Ap, Nation, Paris, Strasbourg, Roland


Site of Strasbourg synagogue destroyed by Nazis vandalised

Marble slab knocked off plinth at site of synagogue ransacked by Hitler Youth in 1940A memorial stone marking the site of Strasbourg’s Old Synagogue, which was destroyed by the Nazis in the second world war, has been vandalised, the deputy mayor of the eastern French city said.“A new incident of antisemitism in our town,” Alain Fontanel wrote on Twitter, posting a picture showing a large black marble slab that had been knocked off its plinth. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, Nazis, World news, Strasbourg, Hitler, Antisemitism, Alain Fontanel


Today in History for February 27th

Highlights of this day in history: Germany's Reichstag burns, giving the Nazis under Adolf Hitler a pretext to seize absolute power; A cease-fire ends the Persian Gulf War; Actress Elizabeth Taylor born; Children's TV host Fred Rogers dies. (Feb. 27)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Germany, Nazis, Ap, Elizabeth Taylor, Adolf Hitler, Fred Rogers