Where is the Truth in Honor: III

Within America, honor has had significant influence over social interactions to this day despite the influence of democracy, first world law enforcement and a higher standard of living than that of typical honor based societies in the world, but honor culture is still found in the day to day of otherwise “honorless” societies. Ryan Brown’s […]

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Where is the Truth in Honor: II

Honor culture has its point of comparison in dignity culture, which has a contrarian principle of reputation regarding violence and insult. Dignity culture departs from honor culture by occupying the same territory within a society: “Honor is a warrior ethic quite distinct from from the morality of dignity that prevails in the office towers, shopping […]

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Where is the Truth in Honor: I

Honor and violence play fundamental roles in shaping interactions within society, and their presence or absence can mean drastically different things for any culture that endorses or discourages violence or honor practices. It is most common, however, for a culture to determine when violence is appropriate with honor, which is where Mark Cooney’s research in […]

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Loyalty: Please Do Not Touch

Why (almost) no one wants loyalty, they want privacy and respect.  loyal (adj.) “true or faithful in allegiance,” 1530s, in reference to subjects of sovereigns or governments, from Middle French loyal, from Old French loial, leal “of good quality; faithful; honorable; law-abiding; legitimate, born in wedlock,” from Latin legalem, from lex “law” (see legal). Identical […]

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Survival: The Energy Oasis

I’ve recently been recovering from a sinus infection. I’m taking a serious treatment of antibiotics to carpet bomb any potential bronchitis or other respiratory infection that has sprung up. I’ve been recovering since December, but this is the third time the symptoms have slowed me down and the first time I’ve taken any prescription medication. […]

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