** NEW (Jan/2011) THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN CITED IN AN ACADEMIC ARTICLE (read more below)
The link to the article is here: http://tinyurl.com/374xjyt
TITLE: Democratic Public Discourse in the Coming
The main purpose of this article is to tackle the problem of living together -- as
dignified human beings -- in a certain territory in the field of social
philosophy, on the theoretical grounding ensured by some remarkable
exponents of the Austrian School − and by means of the praxeologic method.
Because political tools diminish the human nature not only of those who use
them, but also of those who undergo their effects, people can live a life worthy
of a human being only as members of some autarchic or self-governing
communities. As a spontaneous order, every autarchic community is
inherently democratic, inasmuch as it makes possible free involvement,
peaceful coordination, free expression and the free reproduction of ideas. The
members of autarchic communities are moral individuals who avoid
aggression, practice self-control, seek a dynamical efficiency and establish
(together with their fellow human beings) a democratic public discourse.
Keywords: democracy, democratic public discourse, libertarian, self-control,
non-aggression axiom, spontaneous order, autarchic community
META: RESEARCH IN HERMENEUTICS, PHENOMENOLOGY, AND PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY VOL. II, NO. 2 / 2010: 386-409, ISSN 2067-3655, www.metajournal.org
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I just got the pictures they have on their site, added the dates and morphed them in sequence.
Pay special attention to the area that is now called Germany. So much change in so little time.
Music: Johannes Brahms - Waltz (1865)
Note: I am not affiliated with the websites, I just made this out of pure curiosity.