Book Review: Places the Soul Goes by Daniel Leach

By David Gosselin Daniel Leach’s latest collection of poems, Places the Soul Goes, presents the reader with a rich and unique array of places, persons and times, which while perhaps never-before seen or heard of, will appear strangely familiar to the lover of Beauty. The works in this collection are composed in what may be…

Beyond the Lines: Shelley’s “Ozymandias”

By Adam Sedia Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” is one of his shortest works, but also one of his best known, anthologized to the point of ubiquity. But it deserves every bit of the reputation it has gained. Short, yet powerful and descriptive, it illustrates the sonnet at its best. And it is one of the…

Clash of the Two Americas: Ellen Brown Interviews Matt Ehret

This week, legendary economist and lawyer Ellen Brown (President of the Public Banking Institute) took some time to discuss the new book The Clash of the Two Americas vol. 1: The Unfinished Symphony with Matthew Ehret. This conversation moves through many side topics, from public banking, history, principles of science, creativity and even the fraud of artificial…

Symposium: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Statecraft

To view all past symposiums click here. To register for future class series email info@risingtidefoundation.net 1st Movement: The Ancients Date: Sunday May 9 at 4pm ESTTitle: Plato and Confucius, Spiritual Brothers and Philosopher Kings Living at the Two Ends of the World Island Lecturer: Dr. Quan LeBio: Dr. Le is a practicing psychiatrist and geopolitical…

Kennedy’s U.S.-Russia Joint Space Vision Must Be Revived

By Matthew Ehret September 20th marks the anniversary of the last speech John F Kennedy delivered to the United Nations’ General Assembly. This event bears more relevance upon our present crisis than most people could possibly imagine. This is true not only because it is wise to pay homage to great ideas of the past which lesser souls…

Horizon 2100 Moscow: Growth Needs of Humanity in the 21st Century and Beyond

On August 24, Matthew Ehret, representing the Rising Tide Foundation and Canadian Patriot Review delivered the following remarks at Moscow’s Horizon 2100 Summit sponsored by the Center for Modelling the Future. The presentation ‘Open vs Closed Systems: Growth Needs of Humanity in the 21st Century and Beyond’ was delivered to dozens of youth from around…

Afghanistan’s Silk Road Heritage and a New Hope for Southwest Asia

By Matthew Ehret Nature deplores a vacuum, and one of the largest vacuums in recent history awaits to be filled as the United States departs from Afghanistan after 20 years, millions of lives lost, and over $2.2 trillion spent to send the once proud pearl on the Ancient Silk Road back to the stone age….

The Eastern Economic Forum Accelerates a Grand Strategy of Win-Win Cooperation

By Matthew Ehret The battle lines for the future of humanity were made explicitly clear during this week’s Eastern Economic Forum held in Vladivostok under the theme of “Opportunities for the Far East in a World Under Transformation”. President Putin set the tone of the event by noting: “The strategic vector for the development of the Far East is towards a new economy,…

Ulysses Grant: America’s Greatest General and Most Underrated President

It is often taken for granted that the United States of America has survived the many existential crises thrown onto its path since 1776. On more than several occasions, the world’s first republican nation state came close to the brink of dissolution and besides our current tumultuous age, no period in history saw that threat…

On Reviving Plato’s and Shelley’s ‘Enthusiasm’

By Gerry Therrien Here is a transcript of Gerry Therrien lecture as the epilogue to the RTF symposium “Rediscovering the Lost Art of Statecraft.” It is a must see/read! At our Wednesday Evening Reading Club, back in February, we read Michael Billington’s article on ‘The Deconstructionist Assault on China’s Cultural Optimism’, and in the article,…

Beyond the Lines: “Longing” in Schiller and Goethe

By David Gosselin Friedrich Schiller and Johan Wolfgang Goethe stand out as two of the greatest poets in history. Both are celebrated as the fathers of German classicism, which they helped usher in with their scholarly collaborators, including the philosopher Johann Gottfried von Herder and the classical philologist Wilhelm von Humboldt. Schiller and Goethe also…

To What Purpose do We Seek the Beautiful?

Class by Cynthia Chung. We all have something that comes to mind when we are speaking of beauty. It is certain that almost everyone right now is thinking of something different from the person next to them about what is beautiful. Everyone seeks out beauty, But if we cannot explain why we think something is…

Media Manipulation and the Great Game in Africa

This week, The Rising Tide Foundation’s Nicholas Jones was invited to speak on Ethiopian TV’s Oromia Broadcasting Network in order to share his expertise as an African analyst shedding light on the manipulation of media narratives surrounding the events in Ethiopia and Africa more broadly. Nicholas discusses the value of China’s Belt and Road Initiative…

China’s Electricity Superhighway Inspires a Classical Musical Awakening in Brazil

By Matthew Ehret As China’s Belt and Road Initiative continues to lift millions out of poverty through long term investments into energy, water, transportation, education and science projects, a too often overlooked and yet incredibly important effect has been the explosion of cultural optimism and beautiful artistic expression found among the youth touched by the…

The Russian-American Paradox (Jeff Steinberg Lecture)

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, delivered as part of the symposium “Rediscovering the Lost Art of Statecraft“, renowned historian, author, geopolitical analyst and teacher Jeffrey Steinberg introduces a side to the history of US-Russian relations that you’ve likely never seen before. Professor Steinberg explores this brotherhood of cultures going straight to the war of…

Russia and the United States: The Forgotten History of a Brotherhood

by Cynthia Chung “A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it”. – Frederick Douglass (former slave who would later become a great American statesman and diplomat) It has always been an utmost necessity to exercise…

Sun Yat-sen’s Advice to Young Revolutionaries

By Matthew Ehret On January 1, 1912 Dr. Sun Yat-sen was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of China consolidating a decades-long effort to overthrow an ancient feudal order premised upon a hereditary power structure of the “divine right of bloodlines”. Sun’s fascinating life defies any pre-existing categorization as a “socialist” or “capitalist”…

Learning to Think Like Mencius in a Time of Crisis

Since ancient times, philosophers have sought the remedy to humanity’s recurrent plunges into war, division, chaos, ignorance and all the moral, temporal and spiritual ills that accompany those disharmonies. In ancient Greece, this effort was spearheaded by Plato (427-347 BCE) and his school of disciples that applied the methods of their master Socrates (470-399 BCE)…

It’s Time for a New “Age of the Muses”

By David Gosselin “To tame the savageness of man, and make gentle the life of this world” -Aeschylus The twentieth century has been an age fraught with discussion of new ages: the “New Age”, an “Age of Aquarius,” the “Ultimate Revolution”, a “New World Order,” a “New American Century” the age of “Modernism,” a “Post-Modern”…

Beyond the Lines: On Shelley’s “Ode to a Skylark”

By David Gosselin “To a Skylark” is perhaps one of the greatest nests of poetic paradoxes in the history of English poetry. Its language is shaped around the creation of ironical images, starting with the enigmatic “Hail to thee, blithe Spirit/Bird thou never wert!” and proceeding to describe “unpremeditated art,” “a cloud of fire” and…

A New Project is Unveiled! Un nouveau projet est dévoilé!

The Rising Tide Foundation has joined hands with Montreal based artist/astronomer Patrick Cyr to unveil a new project for teaching astronomy, geometry, art and philosophy using a new observatory design premised on the dodecahedral structure. The first prototypical observatory is nearly complete and will be installed on location atop one of the highest hills in…

The Emerging Eurasian Alliance as an Opportunity not a Threat

by Cynthia Chung This article is based off of a presentation done at the RTF symposium on Nov 16th titled “The Art of Peace: The New Silk Road Counters an Age of Turbulence” This past November marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and along with its celebration the continuation of a…

How China’s Gorbachev Was Flushed in 1989

Today, many citizens across the western world have become highly susceptible to the many narratives that attempt to paint the cause of all of our woes on China. This modern supervillain, we are told, has long plotted to impose its imperial will upon all nations of the world starting with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet and…

Statecraft in Modern China: From Sun Yat-sen to the New Silk Road

Many citizens in both the west and east still find themselves trapped under a set of assumptions that presumes Chinese and American cultures arise from two opposing and incompatible worlds of politics, economics and culture. In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Dr. Quan Le shatters that belief by introducing the history, philosophy and political economic…

The Trans Geopolitical Roots of Space Exploration

By Matthew Ehret In these days of profound uncertainty, it is comforting knowing that certain fundamental truths still exist and serve as guiding lights through the dark waters. Among the highest of those fundamental truths are those enunciated in 1967 by Reverend Martin Luther King who ruminated over the dangers of imperialism and nuclear war…

Kennedy and the New Frontier

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture delivered as a sequel to last week’s Franklin Roosevelt’s Republican Grand Design, historian Pascal Chevrier introduces the figure of John F. Kennedy from several valuable frames of reference: His family traditions, his experience in the military during WW2, the geopolitical world in which he lived, his anti-imperial vision and…

Profiles in Poetry: Friedrich Schiller

By David Gosselin “Trust me, the fountain of youth, it is no fable. It is running Truly and always. Ye ask, where? In poetical art.” – Friedrich Schiller, The Fountain of Youth Friedrich Schiller was born on November 10th, 1759 in Marbach, Württemberg. He was without question one of the greatest poets and dramatists to…

Three Sister Ballads

David Gosselin, author of the three sister ballads feature here composed an accompanying essay showcasing his philosophy of poetry, creativity and the importance of rediscovering classical principles of artistic composition in our modern age which can be read here. The Sea Restless—I awaken—As the city stirs,Street lights flicker like stars,And the sea whispers. Languid ocean…

A Review of Dr. Michael Clarage’s ‘The Electrical Shaping of Biology’

It has become commonplace within the world of reductionist biology to presume that all ponderable qualities of living matter (including the morphology, cell development, and purpose of both cells and individual members of species), are shaped entirely by DNA. If this were true, then it must be assumed that all the information contained in the…

Franklin Roosevelt’s Republican Grand Design

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture (the first of a two part series), Pascal Chevrier introduces the figure of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from multiple dimensions: Family history, childhood, his philosophy of statecraft, his entry into politics, battles with polio and his emergence as a world leader who fought a multi level war with powerful…

Now Available! Clash of the Two Americas vol. 1 (The Unfinished Symphony)

The Rising Tide Foundation is proud to announce that the first volume of “Clash of the Two Americas” is now available for purchase as a Paperback, Kindle and PDF under the theme “The Unfinished Symphony”. In order to whet your appetite, I include here the introduction of the new book which also features a summary of each…

Bandung (Asian-African) Conference- The Voice of the People

This week’s Rising Tide Foundation lecture featured Cynthia Chung’s brilliant elaboration of a major historic fight that occurred amidst the heat of the Cold War in Bandung, Indonesia. This conference saw world leaders from the emerging non-aligned movement, and global south, featuring Pan African, Pan Arab and other anti-colonial forces who stood in defiance to…

The Dream of an African Renaissance: Cheikh Anta Diop’s Vision

In this class exploring the life, and research of the great Senegalese scientist, philosopher and statesman Cheikh Anta Diop and his life, Nicholas Jones (President of Artists’ Alliance for Africa) introduces a picture of Africa and her deep history that is quite different from what we might expect. A precolonial glory connected with Egypt’s ancient…

The Harmony Between Tianxia and Westphalia

By Matthew Ehret I have noticed that many pro-Chinese thinkers and writers have lately made the mistake of presuming that Chinese culture and civilization stands in total opposition to the divisive/imperially minded western culture which has laid waste to much of the world over the past centuries. This perception has expressed itself in the various…

Leibniz: Scientist, Sinophile and Bridge Between East and West

By Matthew Ehret Many people would be surprised to discover that Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716), a German polymath and logician best known for his discovery of Calculus, was one of the most important sinophiles of the 17th century, whose writings were instrumental in bringing the idea of Chinese culture and civilization to Europe. Leibniz recognized the value…

Book Review: Voices on the Wind by Daniel Leach

By David Gosselin It is absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to wait and see if it lasts. The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound – that he will never get over…