Tagged: Globalization

China, India, and the United States: A Comparison

Why does the United States need urgent economic and political reform? An economic comparison between China, India, and the US reveals the stagnation of the US economy since 2000. The US has engaged in two useless and wasteful wars, and has failed to invest in infrastructure, education, research, health care, etc.The Obama Government is bogged down in a political stalemate with the Republicans, who lost the last two Presidential elections by relatively wide margins. Nevertheless, Republicans use a constitutional system of checks and balances, which was meant to protect political minorities and foster compromise, in order to block many Government...

Jürgen Habermas: postsecular world?

In the following interview, the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas speculates about the end of secularization in the West. The background for this idea of post-secularism is the Islamic challenge to the West, as it erupted in the events after September 2011. The interview was conducted by Eduardo Mendieta, translated by Matthias Fritsch, and is quoted from the website “Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion, and the Public Sphere.” A postsecular world society?: an interview with Jürgen Habermas EM: Over the last couple of years you have been working on the question of religion from a series of perspectives: philosophical, political, sociological, moral,...