How the American Dream turned into a Nightmare – and where it is now

an Essay by Nikodem Skrobisz*, 5th of February, 2017. One of the driving ideas that pulled millions of immigrants during the course of time into the United States and made the United States of America a great and powerful and prosperous nation, is the idea of the American dream, the vision of a better and freer life for every American citizen, of equality and liberty, weiterlesen…

Thoughts on Time, Social Media and the Generosity of Attention

Attention ist the rarest and purest form of generosity. – Simone Weil   Attention ist the rarest form of generosity, because it´s obviously rarely given, and as most rare things, it´s valuebale. The price ist paid with the most precious currency humans have: time. Time is pitilessly constantly dripping away, no one has enough of it and therefore people tend to be very pitilessly and weiterlesen…

English Essay about Machiavellianism and Individualism

Why it´s more important, why a politician is saying something, than what he is saying (machiavellianism, political theory, masses, massmovements, individualism, collectivism) In the following I will compare two quotes and therefrom derive conclusions, why it´s more important, why a politician is saying something, than what he is saying. »There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and woman and their families« weiterlesen…