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Rioting at Columbia University 1968 — Editorials

The present state of chaos in education throughout the world is no more than the natural result of the aims (or, rather, aimlessness) of the modern educational system. …

The Focus for True Global Unity

The Focus for True Global Unity

There are many international societies, such as the United Nations. So the idea of an international society is very nice, but we must try to understand what the central idea…

Survival in the Nuclear Age

So God's role in preventing a nuclear holocaust is not peripheral—it is crucial. Humankind, having created such a disastrous situation, should study God's instructions in the revealed scriptures and try…

Petty Nationalism — Reigning Cats and Dogs

Petty Nationalism — Reigning Cats and Dogs

Nationalism demands that we abandon our real spiritual identity and instead fight like dogs and cats. Since conflicts of interest between nations are endless, nationalism can never be the basis…

Economic Sanity

Unemployment. Inflation. Recession. High interest rates. Mounting personal, national, and international debt. Depression. The litany of economic woes pours from television, radio, and printed page, and no one can seem…

The Rothschilds — Privilege Declined

The Rothschilds — Privilege Declined

My landlord is a descendant of the Rothschilds, that complex genealogy of European aristocrats who have been accused of everything short of cannibalism, including the takeover of the world by…

Higher Education — Gurukula in Canada

Higher Education — Gurukula in Canada

"We learn everything they learn—like English, arithmetic, history, and geography—but we also learn Sanskrit, the Bhagavad-gita, and how to know Krsna. So our education will get us out of the…

A New Kind of Social Security

Complained one young worker in a recent letter to Time: "First they sent us to Vietnam. Now they want $3,000 a year [from me] in Social Security taxes to finance…

Herpes, Harry, and Hellfire — A Spiritual Challenge

Herpes, Harry, and Hellfire — A Spiritual Challenge

Considering these different viewpoints, how should traumatized herpes victims be counseled? Are they being punished by an omnipotent God? Are they random victims of forces of nature beyond the control…

Service or Slavery—The Choice Is Yours

Service or Slavery—The Choice Is Yours

This material nature is constituted in such a way that we have to suffer; it is God's law. And we are trying to relieve the suffering by patchwork remedies. Everyone…

John Berryman — “The Dream Songs” & Krsna’s Song

John Berryman — “The Dream Songs” & Krsna’s Song

The poet John Berryman was my teacher at the University of Minnesota the year he jumped from a bridge over the Mississippi and killed himself at the age of fifty-seven.…

Hare Krsna—A Spiritual Force at the Antinuclear Rally

Hare Krsna—A Spiritual Force at the Antinuclear Rally

The majority I suppose, came to express—well, in a word, fear. Fear that thermonuclear weapons might blow the world, or a big part of it—or at least their part of…

Freedom of Religion — A Spiritual Challenge for Hare Krishnas

Freedom of Religion — A Spiritual Challenge for Hare Krishnas

West Virginia Sheriff Robert Lightner doesn't like people to shave their heads and wear long robes. "When the founding fathers wrote about freedom of religion," he says, "they didn't have…

Can War Have God’s Sanction?

The news reports of the Falkland Islands War revealed that both Britain and Argentina were confident that God was on their side. During Pope John Paul II's visit to England,…

Death: The Traveller’s Nightmare

Death: The Traveller’s Nightmare

By disease, accident or providence every one of us will be forced out of our body for what seems an unknown destination. Death's stroke doesn't wait for us to resolve…

The Myth Of The Innocent Citizen

The Myth Of The Innocent Citizen

The central myth of the whole nuclear disarmament movement—the innocent citizen. These "innocent citizens" surmise that if they can just get Ronnie and Leonid to sit down together the U.S.…

Ideology for an Ideal Community

Historically, men have chosen to sacrifice individual autonomy for the benefits of life within human society. Nations, communities, tribes, communes—all attest to the truth of John Donne's famous adage: "No…

Is This Airplane Trip Really Necessary?

The crash of a Boeing 737 jetliner in which 78 people died, raises the perennial question of why people feel compelled to travel so much. Domestically, Americans travel more than…

Poland’s Double Darkness

General Jaruzelski had just clamped down martial law on Poland, at the instigation and with the undercover help of his Soviet bosses. (There were even reports that some of…

Pain: The Truth Doesn’t Hurt

Devotees of Krsna recognize pain as a symptom of embodied life, nature's way of signaling us that since we are eternal beings our presence in a fragile material body is…

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