Essay: Social and Psychological Impacts of Cults

Along the arrival of a new generation, there was an increase of cultic movements and activities within them (Walsh, 2001). Common characteristics of harmful and destructive cults include a charismatic leader, an excluded group that opposes mainstream and traditional ideas, isolation from non-cult members, and ritual abuse (MacHovec, 1992). Cults make unqualified claims about their leader’s…

Enlightenment Philosophers: Political & Social Views

Jean-Jacques Rousseau General Information Jean Jacques Rousseau, was born at Geneva on June 28th, 1712. He was an influential Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism. His political philosophy deeply influenced the major revolutions like the French Revolution and the American Revolution. Political and Social Views He was and is a national hero to…

Biofuels effects: Social, Economic, Political & Environmental

Political Subsidies and mandatory blending have created an artificially rapid growth in biofuel production, worsening some negative impacts. Existing policies have had a limited effect in achieving energy security and climate change mitigation and therefore need to be reviewed. Government incentives and support for biofuels have been largely guided by national or regional interests rather than a more global perspective. There is…

Human Rights

1948 UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Outlines basic human rights including: The right to life, liberty and nationality Freedom of opinion, conscience, and religion Right to work Right to an education Right to take part in the nation’s public business 1966 United Nations Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights…

PERSIA-GT

An academic thinker named Edward Fenton came up with the acronym PERSIAT. He wanted to find a way to structure intellectual analysis so that concepts and subconcepts could be quickly and properly classified.  In the last few years, Fenton’s original concept has been expanded upon and the idea of Geographical analysis has been added. Currently,…