Tag: Donald Trump


Big Brother, Self-Care and Jesus: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Dec. 14-18), we discussed the need to choose our language with care, the lawsuit over a major museum’s “racist” art, the impulse to tune out troubling news, the Star Wars fans blending science fiction into the Christmas story and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Talking About Donald Trump: Why We Should Channel George Orwell – Michael Bernstein Donald Trump makes me think of George Orwell, but perhaps not for the reason one might expect. My......

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Talking About Donald Trump: Why We Should Channel George Orwell

Donald Trump makes me think of George Orwell, but perhaps not for the reason one might expect. My association is not with the totalitarian state described in Orwell’s book, 1984, and its dictator, Big Brother. Rather, it is with the author himself, and the value he attributed to words, their import and the responsibility human beings have when using them. George Orwell was first and foremost an opponent of using language in a sloppy or unthinking way. For Orwell, without clear and precise expression, there could be no clarity and precision in......

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Why Lean on Holocaust Analogies?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: After the shocking crimes of terrorism committed in Paris last week, a leading U.S. presidential candidate recently suggested the reprehensible idea that all Muslims in America should wear I.D. bracelets. Of course, we should reject such a proposal. But on the other hand, is it wise to cite the mistakes America made with Jewish refugees fleeing Nazis as a basis for our present-day policy decisions? “The two situations are not analogous. easy comparisons…simply break down.” Watch my video for more insight and discussion.......

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Heroes, Leaders and an Ice Rink: Our Week in Wisdom

On?The Wisdom Daily this week (August 24-28), we reflected on the heroic actions of train passengers in Europe, the inspiring dignity of President Carter as he faces terminal illness, the value of making peace with the religious traditions of your past, what it means to go through life being hyper-vigilant about injustice and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Oliver Sacks Gets Personal – Brad Hirschfield When world famous neurologist Oliver Sacks writes – as he did recently about family, faith and......

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Trump: How He Mastered Media Spin by Fixing an Ice Rink

We best understand the world through compelling narratives. Here’s one that helps us process the phenomenon known as Trump for President: Once upon a time there was an ice skating rink in Central Park that could no longer make ice. No one could figure out how to fix the skating rink. Years went by and millions of dollars were spent and still no ice. One day a white knight wearing a bright red tie showed up and said: “Let there be ice!” Four months later there was ice. When asked by the......

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Truth, Trump and School Days: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (August 3 – 7), we discussed the longing to uncover painful family history, the Ferguson uprising one year later, the disruptive effect of the Trump campaign, the intensity of sending a child off to school and the imperative to vote. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   When ‘The Whole Truth’ Won’t Fulfill You – Brad Hirschfield We all know the words “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?” pretty......

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Is Donald Trump a Disruptive Political Innovation?

Excerpted from a Forbes.com article by Craig Hatkoff and The Wisdom Daily co-founder Irwin Kula:?Despite all of the hoopla about Donald Trump’s quixotic quest to become the 45th president of the United States, it remains highly improbable, in spite of leading in the Republican polls, that the Donald will ever sit in the Oval Office. It is easy to cast aspersions and ridicule almost everything about Donald’s shoot-from-the-hip campaign; his inflammatory and offensive epithets about Mexicans, his over-simplified Wollman Rink strategy for the Middle East, his cringe-worthy McCain bashing, his arrogant diatribes......

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