Why Today’s Crisis forces a Re-Evaluation of “Value”

By Matthew Ehret Today’s international crisis has caused the world to confront a major blind spot in thinking which has gone unchecked for far too long: The belief that money holds intrinsic value. Not only has the reality of insufficient medical infrastructure across European and American nations cause a sudden alarm (despite the trend occurring…

Alma Deutscher’s Plea for Harmony Strikes a Universal Chord

An incredible speech was given by the 14 year old composer Alma Deutscher upon receiving the European Culture Prize at the Vienna State Opera on October 20, 2019. At this prestigious ceremony, the young musician, whose works have sent shock waves through the musical world since she began composing at young age of 6 made…

How to Tell Bach from a Computer

By Fred Haight One of the difficulties in being able to tell Bach from a computer these days is that people often play Bach…as if he were a computer. The advocates of artificial intelligence, the people who wish to prove that a computer can compose like Bach have a huge problem, that is, there is…

Khazaria and the Forgotten Christian-Jewish-Muslim-Confucian Alliance

Today’s age of geopolitics has made it difficult for many people to appreciate the cooperative traditions in history that gave rise to the great discoveries and progress of humanity’s collective experience. From the ancient Silk Road uniting the east with the west in trade and cultural exchange for hundreds of years to the 7-9th century…

The Russian-China Polar Silk Road Emerges

Whether the Arctic will become a platform for cooperation or warfare has been a question often posed throughout the past 150 years. As early as 1875, a vision for Eurasian-American cooperation was becoming realized as leading Americans and Russians alike foresaw the construction of telegraph and even rail lines across the 100 km Bering Strait…

The New Silk Road Ushers in a Potential Renaissance for the Middle East

By Matthew Ehret With the transformation of the rules of the “Great Game” in the Middle East since 2015, a sweeping set of development/reconstruction programs led by China now have a chance to become hegemonic across the formerly hopeless, terrorist-infested region. This new positive dynamic is returning the Middle East to its historic role as…