A Reading of the Declaration of Independence

During 2003, Norman Lear and Rob Reiner produced a video made up of eight eight Oscar winners, Morgan Freeman, Benicio del Toro, Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Spacey, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas & Renee Zellweger along with three Oscar-nominated actors – Edward Norton, Winona Ryder and Graham Greene join highly acclaimed actress Ming Na to…

Kenneth Clark’s “Civilisation”

Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) was an distinguished British art historian and museum conservator. His most well-known work is the landmark thirteen episode BBC documentary series Civilisation: A Personal View that was broadcast on the network during 1969. While Clark focuses on his specialty, the visual arts, he also highlights the profound relation between art and religion…

Why Greece Matters

The Wall Street Journal has a very uplifting essay by scientist and author Steven Pinker detailing the progress Enlightenment ideas are making in contributing to human flourishing worldwide. In a historical context, the Enlightenment was an outgrowth of the Renaissance, respectfully. During that crucial period in history, the Enlightenment was mostly a rejection of mysticism…