Published in the December 2000 issue of Policy Review, the article "Why There is a Culture War?", by John Fonte, describes the American culture war as a clash between the ideas of Alexis de Tocqueville and Antonio Gramsci. After 10 years, Fonte's analysis is still a useful guide for understanding the big ideas that motivate action throughout all sections of American society.
This is a link to a recently published essay from the institute: A Rationale for the Gurukula System of Education It was first published in Mandir Vani, the souvenir for the 5th Annual Hindu Mandir Executives Conference, 22 - 24th August, 2010, in Houston, Texas, USA.
Everyone knows about how India is the top spot for US IT and engineering outsourcing, but less well known is it's capacity for taking on U.S. legal work. Law is a knowledge-based profession, and it makes sense that India would take the lead here as an outsourcing destination as well. In this regard, Thomson-Reuters has just acquired Indian legal firm Pangea3, which provides legal services for the U.S. and others.
Romantic love and marriages based on that ideal are highly transient things. In asking whether humdrum marriages that lack the romantic spark are good for children, marriage researcher Elizabeth Marquardt answers affirmatively and observes that two-thirds of divorces come from low-conflict families.
A strategy of containment against Al-Qaida resembles the containment strategy the U.S. used against the Soviet Union.
LONDON — The new head of Britain's armed forces says that the West cannot defeat al-Qaida but that defeating it is "unnecessary" because it can be contained.
In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, Gen. David Richards said al-Qaida would pose a threat to Britain's national security for at least 30 years. But he argued that the terrorist group could be managed to allow security for the British people.
Charles Krauthammer, a long-time conservative pundit in America's politics, notes that not only are America and India natural allies but that Obama's trip was a no-brainer to cement that relationship.
Over at the Huffington Post is an article by Rajiv Malhotra in which he nicely compares and contrasts yoga and Christian theism.
This is a press note from the ISKCON mandir of Houston on their participation in the HMEC Conference, 2010:
The fifth annual HMEC (Hindu Mandir Executive Conference) took place in Houston this past October 22-24, 2010. This event is only hosted here once every 5 years with different cities taking turns around the country. HMEC represents more than 600 mandirs (temples) throughout North America and its purpose is to address the future of Hindus, Hindu mandirs, and Hindu organizations. H. G. Krishna Kirti Dasa, president of the Samprajna Institute (http://samprajna.org), a Vaisnava think tank, was instrumental in helping organize the speakers for the conference.
Manasi Ganga Devi Dasi, "ISKCON HOUSTON addresses Interfaith Marriage, Women's Roles and Motel Gita program at HMEC's fifth annual event," Oct. 2010 ISKCON of Houston, 10 Nov. 2010 <https://www.iskconhouston.org/...>
President Barack Obama on the third and final day of his trip to India said, in an address to the Indian Parliament,
The just and sustainable international order that America seeks includes a United Nations that is efficient, effective, credible and legitimate. . . . That is why I can say today — in the years ahead, I look forward to a reformed U.N. Security Council that includes India as a permanent member.