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Yara Zgheib

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Aristotle at afternoon tea

“… the artistic and contemplative construction of a world more real than reality itself.” – Oscar Wilde

A column on philosophy and culture, politics and art…. just a smart conversation over afternoon tea.

On Tinted Glasses

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Our vision of the world is dictated by our perspective. What if that perspective gets skewed?

16.07.2015

Maintaining order

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Governments ask conformity in exchange for safety. It is a transaction we cannot accept.

25.06.2015

The Madness Equilibrium

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John Nash devised a supremely rational, Nobel Prize-winning model. He was also a supremely irrational man. How can this be?

04.06.2015

The Fabric of our Society

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Today, fashion is a mass-produced commodity. This makes us forget that what we wear used to be a political statement – and could once again be an instrument of change.

22.05.2015

How to Take Over a Country

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Our columnist has done her research: This is the guide to modern world domination.

07.05.2015

On Paths of Great Resistance

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Resistance is part of our human nature. Without it, we would not be alive.

23.04.2015

On Ducklings and Swans

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How can we define ‘normal’ in a complex and ever-changing world? Our modern understanding of normality is simply another word for consensus – and it is dangerous if we do not step outside of the boundaries which consensus creates.

08.04.2015

On Art and War

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Art cannot be defined, regulated, or homogenized. It is a testimony to the history that precedes it, the environment that molds it, and the events that inspire it.

26.03.2015
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