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Edgar Allan Poe or Albert Einstein: Who was the greatest thinker of all time?

In 1848 the American writer Edgar Allan Poe published a cosmogony “Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe.” It was his answer to philosophical questions that had haunted him for a long time, because he disagreed with the […]

Edgar Allan Poe or Albert Einstein: Who was the greatest thinker of all time?

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In 1848 the American writer Edgar Allan Poe published a cosmogony “Eureka: An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe.” It was his answer to philosophical questions that had haunted him for a long time, because he disagreed with the […]

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Ender’s Game: Lessons in Transformational Leadership

Human life is threatened by the anticipation of a war with the “buggers,” a technologically advanced, insect-like species that have previously threatened to annihilate the Earth.  Population control on

Edgar Allan Poe and cryptography: Are there hidden messages in Eureka?

Edgar Allan Poe had a fascination for cryptography. And he was certainly not the only one, because in his time cryptography played an important role in society. There was

The Smartest Guys in the Room: Management Lessons from Enron’s Leaders

Enron is a story about America’s largest corporate failure at that point in history—and a story about human tragedy. Enron’s rise and fall is the focus of numerous articles

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

We thought this was a fitting essay written more than a half-century go that certainly applies to today's political climate.  The essay written by American historian  Richard J. Hofstadter was

My Uterus is Your Uterus

“I’ll be your surrogate--if you want.” I turned and looked at my sister, my baby sister, and stared. I then swallowed hard the lump in my throat and said

Want a man? Eat meat!

The first time I became a vegetarian lasted 16 hours. My mother had come home from work and announced that she was tired and we kids were to fend

The Card Catalog as Schindler’s List

(This is the third and final part of a series of essays by Rafael Alvarez. Please read the first and second parts of the series.) In the kabbalah, the sages

Crimson Hexagons & the Meandering Mississippi

How vast the universe of storytelling when glimpsed through the prism of the library! How boundless that library when harnessed to television. Imagine that the fabled sorcerer Jorge Luis Borges

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