Remember the 7 pillars of Western wisdom?
In 2008 Kishore Mahbubani ascribed the success of the emerging Asian economies as the result of some adopted Western values. He called these The Seven Pillars of Western Wisdom. Here they are :free market economy, science and technology, meritocracy, pragmatism, peace, law and education.
Brussels, farewell my love
Once or twice and the other day again I must admit, a wise man gave me this excellent advice: try to never talk about politics or religion. Nothing good ever comes out of that.
He's right of course.
Yet: " Brussels is not a metropolis, Brussels is typically Belgian. Brussels is a handful of baronnies ."
Eve's apple was a book
For the first believer, Adam and all those following him it has always been a harsh task to keep women under control..
The lascivious Lilith went her own way,
the dedicated Eve ate an apple
and the poetess of Qazvin taught women to read,
so that they could understand their own destiny.