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The Universe Within
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The Universe Within

Dr. James Watson, one of the discoverers of DNA, has written that the human brain is “the most complex thing we have yet discovered in the universe.”  Indeed, with its 100 billion cells, the human brain is a universe

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The New Anti-Civilization

Vaclav Havel has said that we are undergoing “the brutal destruction of a cultural landscape that has taken centuries to develop”; within this decaying global civilization “is in essence the first atheistic civilization in the history of mankind.” This use

Allied Crimes Against Humanity
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Allied Crimes Against Humanity

The book cannot be closed on World War II until the American and British people know the full story of the crimes their governments committed against anticommunist Russians, Yugoslavs, and others who desperately wanted to avoid Soviet terror and who,

The Plains States and America’s Future
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The Plains States and America’s Future

The halls and vast columned spaces of the St. Scholastica convent in Atchison, Kansas, are dark and empty now. The sisters who filled these buildings with busy religious life for several generations are dead or departed into the secular world

The Private Worlds of the Mind
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The Private Worlds of the Mind

On the morning of July 13, 1985, as I noted in my journal, I woke with an exceptionally clear recollection of a dream. In it my wife, Elizabeth, and I were in a high-ceilinged Victorian room with brown walls fashioned

The War Years
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The War Years

World War II seems both near and far away. In one sense, it seems like only yesterday that I was 17 years old, in uniform, and in Georgia and California. In another sense, that period is ancient history. We have

Transcendent Memory
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Transcendent Memory

The significance of the past—the past of a minute or an hour ago, 100 years ago, or 5,000 years ago—is of consuming interest to me; many writers are concerned with the effects of time on people and institutions. The