Let Us Create an Ideal World

LET US CREATE AN IDEAL WORLD A response to  “Song of Myself” from LEAVES OF GRASS by Walt Whitman           I was pleased to read, for our course this week, the poetry by the outstanding American writer Walt Whitman. Until now I have never read any kind of poetry that deeply disclosed the theme about life, the tremendous connection between humanity and nature, the creations of God. According to his poems I can characterize him as a great writer who really loved life; who was against race, gender and social discrimination; he wanted to prove to humanity that all human beings were created by the same God; all of them are equal in spite of their race, gender and social position; … Read More

Population: Earth’s Most Important Challenge

From Seth Fearey to WarrenHall Crain re Kiran’s vision   The most important challenge, as I see it, is population.  You seem to agree.  I don’t know if I mentioned it to you, but my father worked for Population Action International for about 20 years after he retired from the Foreign Service.  PAI is the largest privately funded think tank in the US.  He was a bit late to the party….  he had five kids and he was very disappointed when I told him that I was not going to have any. I see population growth as based on two very profound forces.  First is our biological imperative.  We are programmed to reproduce.  Second is economics.  Children are still needed in much of … Read More