Alexandru Paleologu Despre lucrurile cu adevarat importante

  Dupã cum unora le lipseste simtul comicului sau al sublimului, altora (în bunã mãsurã, probabil aceiasi) le lipseste simtul divinului. Existã si credinciosi practicanti cãrora le lipseste simtul acesta. Simtul divinului, dacã îl ai, te face sã recunosti fãrã gres, instantaneu, luminos si exaltant prezenta a ceva „sfânt si însemnat. Poate fi un semn… Continuă să citești Alexandru Paleologu Despre lucrurile cu adevarat importante

Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson

Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson (born August 26, 1918) is an African-Americanmathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. manned spaceflights.[2] During her 35-year career at NASA and its predecessor, she earned a reputation for mastering complex manual calculations and helped the space agency pioneer the use of computers to perform… Continuă să citești Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson

Totalitarianism

Totalitarianism is a political concept that defines a mode of government, which prohibits opposition parties, restricts individual opposition to the state and its claims, and exercises an extremely high degree of control over public and private life. It is regarded as the most extreme and complete form of authoritarianism. Political power in totalitarian states has often involved rule by one… Continuă să citești Totalitarianism

John Lilburne 

John Lilburne (1614 – 29 August 1657), also known as Freeborn John, was an Englishpolitical Leveller before, during and after the English Civil Wars 1642–1650. He coined the term „freeborn rights„, defining them as rights with which every human being is born, as opposed to rights bestowed by government or human law.[1] In his early life he was a Puritan, though towards the end of his life… Continuă să citești John Lilburne 

The Levellers

The Levellers was a political movement during the English Civil War (1642–1651). It was committed to popular sovereignty, extended suffrage, equality before the law and religious tolerance. The hallmark of Leveller thought was its populism, as shown by its emphasis on equal natural rights, and their practice of reaching the public through pamphlets, petitions and vocal appeals to the crowd. [1] Its ideas… Continuă să citești The Levellers

Isocrates

Isocrates was born to a wealthy family in Athens and received a first-rate education. He was greatly influenced by his sophist teachers, Prodicus and Gorgias, and was also closely acquainted with Socrates.[1] After the Peloponnesian War, his family lost its wealth, and Isocrates was forced to earn a living. His professional career is said to have begun with logography: he was a… Continuă să citești Isocrates