Topics 2007

2007 TOPICS

January 4 – Russia at a crossroads.

January 11 – The paranormal:  Why such interest today?

January 18 – Why does the U.S. feel the need to spread democracy?

January 25 – God save us from religious fundamentalists?

February 1 – Who should decide what to teach in public schools?

February 8 – Is there still poverty in America and why?

February 15 – History: It’s definitions and importance.

February 22 – Does the “Liberal media” still exist?

March 1 – Mexic0’s politics.

March 8 – Understanding Islam  in the modern world.

March 15 – Will the WTO and free gtrade lead to a more peaceful world?

March 22 – Can we be moral without God?

March 29 – Will China become a capitalist juggernaut?

April 5 – God as nature: Einstein, Spinoza, and Lao-Tzu

April 12 – Is the Enlightenment alive today?

April 19 – How close are we to WWIII?

April 26 – The physics of immortality.

May 3 – Is arms control still effective?

May 10 -Who lost Iraq?  Myths of the Iraq War.

May 17 – What is neoconservatism?  Has it failed?

May 24 – The internet as a propaganda tool.

May 31 – What do we do when the oil runs out?

June 7 – What is a “humanist?”

June 14 – Predatory lending: Who gets hurt?

June 21 – Is the U.S. a dictatorship of two political parties?

June 28 – Good vs evil in the modern world.

July 5 – Understanding Islam.

July 12 – The demographic transition: guarantor of mediocrity?

July 19 – Are we terrorists?

July 26 – Understanding Judaism.

August 2 – Is there a future for the Kurds?

August 9 – Understanding the stock market.

August 16: Understanding Hinduism

August 23: Are communism and socialism still relevant?

August 30 – What is right about America?

September 6 – The Heisenberg uncertainty principle: Science or philosophy?

September 13 – Saudi Arabia: Caught between two worlds.

September 20 – Who really runs America?

September 27 – Who was Jesus Christ and what did he really preach?

October 4 – What do “states’ rights” and “federalism” mean?

October 111 – Globalization: Has it been successful and for whom?

October 18 – Street and prescription drugs: Are we a drugged nation?

October 25 – Death: Is Western Man in denial?

November 1 – Communication and labeling people.

November 8 – The Constitution as a living document

November 15 – What is “consciousness” and how does it fit into human evolution?

November 22 – [Thanksgiving  –  no mtg]

November 29 – Nietzsche

December 6 – Are there no truths but only half-truths? 

December 13 – What is really at stake in Pakistan?

December 20 – What are inalienable human rights?

December 27 – Will Russia’s Reemergence stabilize the global balance of power?

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