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Enlightenment Lost: A Faustian Exchange of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity for Self Glorification and Material Convenience

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Tech C.E.O.s Are In Love With Their Principal Doomsayer [Yuval Harari] by Nellie Bowles The New York Times November 9, 2018
How Silicon Valley is Erasing Your Individuality by Franklin Foer The Washington Post September 8, 2017
Imagine observing a group of chimpanzees in the woodlands of western Tanzania. One day, an otherwise ordinary member of the group decides he will affix wildflowers to the hair on his head and rub a red ochre paste on his face. Imagine further that he, so adorned, then swaggers among his fellows gesturing to his new appearance and pointing at and laughing disdainfully at his group mates. Finally, imagine that this same chimp begins taking overt and deceitful actions to get what the others consider a disproportionate share of food that the group has hunted or found. 

Three Questions 1. What do you think Mr. Special’s group mates will think of him, and what consequences might he face for such behavior? His fellows might ignore his appearance or find it amusing. Then again, the…

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The U.S. Peace Corps and Social Development in Africa

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(Peace Corps Logos, Old and New)
The United States Peace Corps and Social Development in Africa A paper read at the University of Ghana, Legon, Department of Sociology April 29, 1990 by James E. Lassiter