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Govermental solution?

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Submitted by john heffron (United States), Jan 24, 2008 at 07:15

Excellent article! Will get the book! I do wonder whether or not there's prospect at all of core Western Philosophies ever guide more profoundly that Middle Eastern social thinking/ I refer to Grecian Demos rule and its heirs and Enlightenment concepts such as distinction bvetween religious rule/govcertnance and civil rule/governance (which distinction requires individual vs. tribal responsibity, and to me at least makes a trye socia conscience possible. Or, is there just too much sand from Middle Eastern religiosities to permit that door to open?

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