Monthly Archives: August 2013

James and Hedges Part II

My first blog post, reflecting on the writings of William James and Chris Hedges, has generated a response, in the form a helpful comment. How does my essay relate to the reality of today? Is there a new paradigm for … Continue reading

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What does leadership have to do with volunteerism?

So often we think of volunteering as administrative support or hands-on unskilled work. We ignore at our peril the importance of leadership in volunteer programs. Leadership as hierarchy. In the old days (and in some existing structures) leadership is a … Continue reading

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William James & Chris Hedges

I recently re-read William James’ essay “The Moral Equivalent of War” and recalled the 2002 book by Chris Hedges, War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning. James, writing in the early 1900s, was a student of psychology, a medical … Continue reading

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