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NATO’s 70th Birthday and UN COP 25

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in miscellaneous, most recent, nwo, threefold Society | 0 comments

NATO’s 70th Birthday and UN COP 25

This article was first published in New View magazine Winter Issue 94 Winter Jan – March 2020 To form any judgments about a phenomenon in contemporary events we can keep in mind three elements – the context of the event (awareness of how the event relates to the past), wakefulness (awareness of what’s going on now in relation to the event) and insight (understanding how the event relates to what seems to be approaching us from the future). With these in mind, let us consider two recent contemporary events: NATO’s celebration of its...

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Brexit as a Spiritual Question (3) A Personal View

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in east west issues, most recent, nwo, threefold Society | 0 comments

Brexit as a Spiritual Question (3) A Personal View

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 92 July-Sept. 2019 Chester, a city in the northwest of England on the border with Wales and some 17 miles from Liverpool, was the largest base of the Roman army in Britannia during the Roman occupation. The name Chester comes from the Latin castrum, which means fortified military base, camp or fortress. The city, which the Romans called Deva Victrix, was founded by the Roman Army in 79 AD, 46 years after the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. That was also the year of the...

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Brexit as a Spiritual Question (1) – Why the EU Is Wrong for Europe

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in miscellaneous, most recent, nwo, threefold Society | 0 comments

Brexit as a Spiritual Question (1) – Why the EU Is Wrong for Europe

  This article was first published in New View magazine (Issue 90, Jan-Mar 2019) Brexit is not only an economic and political issue; it is also a spiritual issue, a cultural issue of our time, because the EU is a construct that contradicts the essential spiritual impulses of the modern age, which began in the 15th century. Britain, for good and ill, has played a major role in shaping this modern age, in which, according to Rudolf Steiner, the British people and the other English-speaking peoples who proceeded from them play a vanguard...

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Individual – Nation – World

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in most recent, threefold Society | 0 comments

Individual – Nation – World

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 84 Summer 2017 One of the major features of human development over the past 100 years has been the relationship between nationalism and what is variously called ‘internationalism’, ‘supranationalism’ or ‘cosmopolitanism’. First, the difference between these latter three terms should be clarified. Internationalism simply organises cooperative relations between nation states while recognising that the basic unit remains the nation state. The League of Nations, founded in...

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1914, Scottish Independence & the Future of Britain

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in First World War, miscellaneous, threefold Society | 0 comments

1914, Scottish Independence & the Future of Britain

Thoughts on 1914 in relation to Scottish Independence and the Future of Britain This article first appeared in New View magazine Issue 72 July-Sept 2014 2014, a year rich in historical resonance: D-Day in Normandy 1944, seventy years ago; a hundred years on from the birth of Dylan Thomas in 1914; the deaths of Franz Ferdinand and his dear wife Sophie in Sarajevo that same year; the defeat of King Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn by Robert the Bruce in 1314, which saved Scottish independence for nearly 400 years.  Yet Scotland...

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Social Threefolding – Links Page

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in threefold Society | 0 comments

Social Threefolding – Links Page

        2010: Humanity’s Choice as Foreseen by Rudolf Steiner – Richard C. Cook.com http://www.richardccook.com/2010/08/04/2010-humanitys-choice-as-foreseen-by-rudolf-steiner/  Agentur Für Alternativen (German threefolding site) http://www.afa-berlin.com/ Anthroposophical Reflections on Basic Income http://www.bepress.com/bis/vol2/iss2/art6/ Associative Economics (C. Houghton-Budd, UK) http://www.associative-economics.com/ A Threefold Exercise for the Attainment of Social Faculties – Jörgen...

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The 21st Century: American Dreams? European Imagination? Asian Contempt?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in east west issues, threefold Society | 0 comments

The 21st Century: American Dreams? European Imagination? Asian Contempt?

                                                                © Terry Boardman  September 1997     The recent death of Diana, Princess of Wales has led many in the media to claim that ‘a quiet revolution’ has been taking place in Britain, and that Diana was a symbol of this. We now have a chance to consider Britain’s identity, they say, where we want to go as a people in the 21st century, and they reflect on how we are becoming more...

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Anglo-American “Hard Capitalism” Throws Down the Gauntlet to German Capitalism: conform or else….

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in threefold Society | 0 comments

Anglo-American “Hard Capitalism” Throws Down the Gauntlet to German Capitalism: conform or else….

© Terry Boardman This article first appeared in the German magazine Info3 (Feb. 2000 issue) under the title “Für eine “biodynamische” Ökonomie”  (For a Biodynamic Economy)       An interesting article appeared in “The Independent” of 6th December, written by Andreas Whittam-Smith. He was the first editor of the paper when it first came out in the 80s. The article was titled: “Mr Schroder [sic], it’s not the British, but you who has let the euro down.” Under the picture...

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The Spiritual Tasks Of Europe In The Coming Millennium

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in threefold Society | 0 comments

The Spiritual Tasks Of Europe In The Coming Millennium

                                                                © Terry Boardman  Michaelmas 1997 It  seems to be a common fin-de-siecle phenomenon that thinkers try, Janus-like, to sum up the essence of the dying century, and on the basis of their judgments of it, to make prognostications about the nature of the coming century. Since we live in a global media culture where ideas can flash around the world in seconds and be imprinted on the consciousness of millions on the same...

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On Rudolf Steiner’s “Appeal To The German People and The Civilised World” (1919)

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in threefold Society | 0 comments

On Rudolf Steiner’s “Appeal To The German People and The Civilised World” (1919)

©Terry Boardman   This essay first appeared as the Afterword to: Rudolf Steiner, Towards Social Renewal -  Rethinking the Basis of Society   (Temple Lodge Publishing, London, 1999)     The years 1917 to 1919 were a time of  the most profound social change throughout Europe. Impulses unleashed by the catastrophe of the war seemed about to transform European civilisation, and indeed, in some ways, it was transformed. Certainly, in those three years, the twentieth century, which, in the socio-political sense, has been marked by...

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