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The Warlord and the Ambassador: A review of Dante Paradiso's "The Embassy"

In the summer of 2003, the West African nation of Liberia was facing a humanitarian calamity. After 23 years of war, the regime of warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor was crumbling. Rebels in the south controlled the second-largest city and were creeping toward the capital’s airport. Show More Summary

Anti-Muslim Laws Risk Inciting Acts Like Quebec Mosque Attack, Says Canadian Philosopher

Charles Taylor is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading philosophers. His many books include Sources of the Self, an exploration of how different ideas of selfhood helped define Western civilization, and A Secular Age, a study of the coexistence of religious and nonreligious people in an era dominated by secular ideas. Show More Summary

Charles Dickens on Seeing the Poor

Tim Taylor: Charles Dickens on Seeing the Poor: Charles Dickens wrote what has become one of the iconic stories of Christmas day and Christmas spirit in A Christmas Carol. But of course, the experiences of Ebenezer Scrooge are a story,...

IPFW handles Siena Heights 107-59 behind Scott's 16

Bryson Scott scored 16 points, Charles Ruise Jr. had 15 shooting 5 for 7, and Xzavier Taylor added 14 points as IPFW dismantled NAIA-member Siena Heights 107-59 on Monday night        

How to Restore Your Faith in Democracy

Two weeks ago—when the election of Donald Trump was still, to many people, an almost comedic idea—Charles Taylor, the Canadian philosopher, visited the Social Science Research Council, in Brooklyn, to talk about the fate of democracy with some graduate students. Show More Summary

How My Millennial Students Found Their 'Hitchhiker's Guide' to a Secular Age

This essay is part of a series, produced by the Berggruen Institute and Zócalo Public Square, on philosopher Charles Taylor, recipient of the 2016 Berggruen Prize. When I announced in 2011 that my senior undergraduate seminar would be devoted to wading through Charles Taylor’s mammoth 900-page tome, “A Secular Age,” I wasn’t sure what to expect. Show More Summary

Saturday assorted links

1. Summary of Charles Taylor. 2. Did China just win? 3. Slowdown in Singapore. 4. Is the House really on the line? 5. Wallonia blocks EU-Canada trade deal. 6. Sky Ladder is a splendid documentary, Netflix.  It’s the story of Cai Guo-qiang,...Show More Summary

This Philosopher Has Reimagined Identity and Morality for a Secular Age

One of the world’s most respected philosophers has just won the $1 million Berggruen Prize. Is this news you can use? Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. The prize has been given to Charles Taylor, an exceptional thinker whose work can be of value both personally and in public life. Show More Summary

Glam 17-year-old makeup artist becomes the first male CoverGirl

Joining the fabulous ranks of Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres, Zendaya, Katy Perry and more, 17-year-old makeup artist and influencer James Charles has been named the latest CoverGirl. Charles, who made headlines last month for his seriously...Show More Summary

Berggruen Prize Winner, Charles Taylor, Is a Transformational Teacher

The university teacher, we are told, may soon be obsolete. There’s no point lecturing to a large group of students if the same material can be communicated via video. That may be true. But Charles Taylor ? the winner of this year’s Berggruen...Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Charles Taylor Is An Anti-Xenophobe Philosopher For Our Times

Every once in a while, a philosopher emerges from quiet labors in the vineyards of the text to speak with striking relevance to our turbulent times. Charles Taylor, who this week was awarded the first Berggruen Prize for influentialShow More Summary

Canadian Charles Margrave Taylor wins inaugural Berggruen Prize for Philosophy

Canadian philosopher Charles Margrave Taylor has been named winner of the first Berggruen Prize for Philosophy, the Los Angeles-based Berggruen Institute announced. The award will be given annually to a thinker “whose ideas are of broad significance for shaping human self-understanding and the...

First-Ever ‘Nobel Of Philosophy’, $1M Berggruen Prize, To Charles Taylor

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“The Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor has been named the winner of the first Berggruen Prize, which is to be awarded annually for ‘a thinker whose ideas are of broad significance for shaping human self-understanding and the advancement of humanity.'”

Canadian Philosopher Wins $1 Million Prize

The philosopher, Charles Taylor, has won the first Berggruen Prize, which is to be given annually to a “thinker whose ideas are of broad significance for shaping human self-understanding.”

Podcast #238: Life in a Secular Age

It’s said that we live in a secular age. But what does that mean? Is it simply that people are less religious or is it something more? Philosophy professor Charles Taylor wrote a 900-page tome called A Secular Age in which he arguesShow More Summary

Ravens’ game plan for Tyrod Taylor? “Make him a quarterback”

The Ravens jumped to 1-0 on Sunday with a 13-7 victory over the Bills at home and they neutralized Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor in the process. Taylor scrambled and hit tight end Charles Clay for a 33-yard gain, but he was otherwise quiet on a day that saw him throw for 111 yards overall and…

War, Peace, and Climate: How Carbon Trading Can Help Avert Resource Wars

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. Liberian environmentalist Silas Siakor knows all too well what can happen to a fragile nation when a dictator hijacks its commodity sector, as warlord Charles Taylor did in the 1990s...Show More Summary

Vanguard Group Set Inflow Record in First Half of 2016

In case you were wondering, Vanguard Group is still soaking up investor assets like mad. Bloomberg’s Taylor Hall and Charles Stein deliver the superlative du jour: the Pennsylvania fund giant’s $148 billion haul in the first half of this year set an all-time record. This year topped Vanguard’s own first-half record of $140 billion, set […]

A.M. Funds Roundup: Vanguard Can’t Stop Pulling In Huge Flows

Links to the best reading in funds investing: Vanguard Group continues to rake in loads of new assets —  Taylor Hall and Charles Stein, Bloomberg Bridgewater Associates’ macro-focused Pure Alpha fund is struggling while All Weather risk-parity fund is thriving in 2016 — Rob Copeland, The Wall Street Journal Investors withdrew the most money to […]

“My Dearest Friend” Opera in Quincy, 2 July

On Saturday, 2 July, Adams National Historical Park will host a free performance of Patricia Leonard’s opera My Dearest Friend.These songs will feature soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer as Abigail Adams and baritone Charles Taylor as John Adams. Show More Summary

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