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December 09 2012

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Thomas de Mi­se­re im Hörsaal 3 Uni Leipzig

Nikolausvorlesung - Studentenaktion

"Wozu noch dienen? Der Auftrag der Bundeswehr"
Dr. Thomas de Maizière MdB
Bundesminister der Verteidigung

6. Dezember 2012
Hörsaal 3, Universität Leipzig

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November 28 2012

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Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin (2012): The Making of Global Capitalism - YouTube

Veröffentlicht am 26.11.2012 von rosaluxstiftung


Dass der globale Kapitalismus am Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts allumfassend geworden ist, wurde von seinen Befürwortern der Überlegenheit der Märkte und des Wettbewerbs zugeschrieben. Die Globalisierung erschien ihnen als das natürliche Resultat eines unaufhaltsamen Prozesses. Doch heute, nachdem die Märkte stocken und zunehmend auf staatliche Interventionen angewiesen sind, um in Bewegung zu bleiben, ist es offensichtlich, dass Staat und Markt nicht einfach entgegengesetzte Kräfte sind. In ihrem bahnbrechenden Werk The Making of Global Capitalism. The Political Economy of American Empire verdeutlichen Sam Gindin und Leo Panitch die enge Beziehung zwischen dem modernen Kapitalismus und dem US-amerikanischen Staat. Dessen Funktion als „informelles Imperium" besteht nicht zuletzt darin, den freien Handel und freie Kapitalbewegungen weltweit durchzusetzen. Ihre eindrucksvolle historische Untersuchung zeigt, wie die USA die Restrukturierung anderer Staaten in Richtung offener Märkte vorangetrieben und das Management der immer häufigeren Finanzkrisen koordiniert haben.

Innergesellschaftliche Konflikte haben Vorrang vor internationalen Konflikten, wie Gindin und Panitch in ihrer originellen Analyse der ersten großen Weltwirtschaftskrise des 21. Jahrhunderts darlegen. Die gesellschaftlichen Bruchlinien verweisen auf die Möglichkeit neuer politischer Bewegungen, die die Nationalstaaten transformieren und über die globalen Märkte hinausweisen.

Sam Gindin war Forschungsdirektor der kanadischen Automobilarbeitergewerkschaft CAW und lehrt Politikwissenschaft an der York University in Toronto.
Leo Panitch ist Professor für Politikwissenschaft an der York University in Toronto und Herausgeber des Socialist Register (http://socialistregister.com).

Die Veranstaltung fand in englischer Sprache statt.
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November 15 2012

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Ellen Brown, Gar Alperovitz, Public Banking In America - YouTube

Veröffentlicht am 11.05.2012 von brightpathvideo

Public Banking Institute President, Ellen Brown, opens the first Public Banking In America Conference in Philadelphia on April 27, 2012, followed by keynote speaker, political economist, Gar Alperovitz.

November 10 2012

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Wege aus der Euro-Krise - Prof. Dr. H. Flassbeck - YouTube

Veröffentlicht am 20.03.2012 von Videodokumente

Professor Dr. Heiner Flassbeck
Direktor der Abteilung für Globalisierung und Entwicklungsstrategien, UNCTAD
Vortrag vom 7. März 2012, Düsseldorf

Sehr unterhaltsam auch die anschliessende Diskussion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soEjCDnhyHc

Warum gibt es eine Euro-Krise? Sind "die Griechen" Schuld? Sind es die "Probleme einiger kleiner Länder an der Peripherie Europas"? Gibt es einen Zusammenhang zwischen Zinsniveau und Staatsschulden? Wird Inflation erzeugt, wenn die EZB Geld in "den Markt" pumpt? Wer genau profitiert von den Entwicklungen der letzten Jahre? Und gibt es möglicherweise auf all diese Fragen zu viele falsche Antworten?
Prof. Dr. Heiner Flassbeck verhilft dem interessierten Euro-Krisen-Beobachter mit seiner erfrischenden Art zu Einsichten, die auch bei vielen Talk-Show-Experten scheinbar noch nicht angekommen sind.

Zum besserem Verständnis des Vortrags und zur Wahrnehmung der kleingedruckten Quellenangaben empfiehlt sich der Download der Folien:
http://www.videodokumente.com/2012-03-07_FLASSBECK_EUROKRISE/FLASSBECK-EUROKR...

Links:
http://www.flassbeck.de/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNCTAD
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lohnst%C3%BCckkosten

Elektronische Produktion:
http://www.videodokumente.com
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Veröffentlicht am 20.03.2012 von Videodokumente

Professor Dr. Heiner Flassbeck
Direktor der Abteilung für Globalisierung und Entwicklungsstrategien, UNCTAD
Vortrag vom 7. März 2012, Düsseldorf

Sehr unterhaltsam auch die anschliessende Diskussion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soEjCDnhyHc

Warum gibt es eine Euro-Krise? Sind "die Griechen" Schuld? Sind es die "Probleme einiger kleiner Länder an der Peripherie Europas"? Gibt es einen Zusammenhang zwischen Zinsniveau und Staatsschulden? Wird Inflation erzeugt, wenn die EZB Geld in "den Markt" pumpt? Wer genau profitiert von den Entwicklungen der letzten Jahre? Und gibt es möglicherweise auf all diese Fragen zu viele falsche Antworten?
Prof. Dr. Heiner Flassbeck verhilft dem interessierten Euro-Krisen-Beobachter mit seiner erfrischenden Art zu Einsichten, die auch bei vielen Talk-Show-Experten scheinbar noch nicht angekommen sind.

Zum besserem Verständnis des Vortrags und zur Wahrnehmung der kleingedruckten Quellenangaben empfiehlt sich der Download der Folien:
http://www.videodokumente.com/2012-03-07_FLASSBECK_EUROKRISE/FLASSBECK-EUROKR...

Links:
http://www.flassbeck.de/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNCTAD
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lohnst%C3%BCckkosten

Elektronische Produktion:
http://www.videodokumente.com

April 17 2012

"Eloge du conflit" - Vidéo de la rencontre avec Miguel Benasayag - TV BRUITS

Le dimanche 6 avril 2008 à la librairie Terra Nova à Toulouse se tenait une rencontre avec Miguel Benasayag à propos du livre écrit avec Angélique Del Rey : Eloge du conflit.

En voici presque la totalité légèrement réorganisée et découpée en trois parties


April 13 2012

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American Holocaust: The Destruction of America's Native Peoples

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American Holocaust: The Destruction of America's Native Peoples, a lecture by David Stannard, professor and chair of the American Studies Department at the University of Hawaii. Stannard, author of American Holocaust, asserts that the European and white American destruction of the native peoples of the Americas was the most substantial act of genocide in world history. A combination of atrocities and imported plagues resulted in the death of roughly 95 percent of the native population in the Americas. Stannard argues that the perpetrators of the American Holocaust operated from the same ideological source as the architects of the Nazi Holocaust. That ideology remains alive today in American foreign policy, Stannard avers.

The 31st Annual Vanderbilt University Holocaust Lecture Series, the longest continuous Holocaust lecture series at an American university, takes the theme this year of (over) Sites of Memory and examines places that are infused with memories of genocide and the challenge to find effective ways to honor these memories.

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cf.: - soup.io - "US-Regierung zahlt Ureinwohnern eine Milliarde Dollar" | Zeit.de 2012-04-12

In einer historischen Einigung entschädigen die USA zahlreiche Indianerstämme für die Nutzung ihres Landes. Damit werden zum Teil mehr als 100 Jahre alte Klagen geregelt.

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April 03 2012

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Chris Mooney on the Science of Why We Deny Science...and Reality

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Chris Mooney, Host of Post of Inquiry, discusses motivated reasoning and the "Smart Idiots" effect: he rebuts the conventional wisdom that if you put good information and argument out there and teach the public how to critically think, they will have a clearer idea of what is "truth." More education actually leads to higher degree of partisan beliefs. Arguing for facts alone does not help; more education is not the key: the public denies science not necessarily because they are uneducated but because they think "their" science is better.

From the Truthiness Conference at Harvard University, March 6, 2012. More information here: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/truthiness/

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March 20 2012

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Evolutionary biologist Michael Eisen made this t-shirt design in support of the Elsevier boycott.

Academic research is behind bars and an online boycott by 8,209 researchers (and counting) is seeking to set it free…well, more free than it has been. The boycott targets Elsevier, the publisher of popular journals like Cell and The Lancet,  for its aggressive business practices, but opposition was electrified by Elsevier’s backing of a Congressional bill titled the Research Works Act (RWA). Though lesser known than the other high-profile, privacy-related bills SOPA and PIPA, the act was slated to reverse the Open Access Policy enacted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2008 that granted the public free access to any article derived from NIH-funded research. Now, only a month after SOPA and PIPA were defeated thanks to the wave of online protests, the boycotting researchers can chalk up their first win: Elsevier has withdrawn its support of the RWA, although the company downplayed the role of the boycott in its decision, and the oversight committee killed it right away.

But the fight for open access is just getting started.

Seem dramatic? Well, here’s a little test. Go to any of the top academic journals in the world and try to read an article. The full article, mind you…not just the abstract or the first few paragraphs. Hit a paywall? Try an article written 20 or 30 years ago in an obscure journal. Just look up something on PubMed then head to JSTOR where a vast archive of journals have been digitized for reference. Denied? Not interested in paying $40 to the publisher to rent the article for a few days or purchase it for hundreds of dollars either? You’ve just logged one of the over 150 million failed attempts per year to access an article on JSTOR. Now consider the fact that the majority of scientific articles in the U.S., for example, has been funded by government-funded agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, NIH, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA, and so on. So while taxpayer money has fueled this research, publishers charge anyone who wants to actually see the results for themselves, including the authors of the articles.

Paying a high price for academic journals isn’t anything new, but the events that unfolded surrounding the RWA was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It began last December when the RWA was submitted to Congress. About a month later, Timothy Gowers, a mathematics professor at Cambridge University, posted rather innocently to his primarily mathematics-interested audience his particular problems with Elsevier, citing exorbitant prices and forcing libraries to purchase journal bundles rather than individual titles. But clearly, it was Elsevier’s support of the RWA that was his call to action. Two days later, he launched the boycott of Elsevier at thecostofknowledge.com, calling upon his fellow academics to refuse to work with the publisher in any capacity.

Seemingly right out of Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point, researchers started taking a stand in droves. And the boycott of Elsevier continues on, though with less gusto now that the RWA is dead. It’s important to point out though that the boycott is not aimed at forcing Elsevier to make the journals free, but protesting the way it does its business and the fact that it has profits four times larger than related publishers. The Statement of Purpose for the protest indicates that the specific issues that researchers have with Elsevier varies, but “…what all the signatories do agree on is that Elsevier is an exemplar of everything that is wrong with the current system of commercial publication of mathematics journals.”

The advantages of open access to researchers have been known for some time, but its popularity has struggled.

It’s clear that all forms of print media, including newspapers, magazines, and books, are in a crisis in the digital era (remember Borders closing?). The modern accepted notion that information should be free has crippled publishers and many simply waited too long to evolve into new pay models. When academic journals went digital, they locked up access behind paywalls or tried to sell individual articles at ridiculous prices. Academic research is the definition of premium, timely content and prices reflected an incredibly small customer base (scientific researchers around the globe) who desperately needed the content as soon as humanly possible. Hence, prices were set high enough that libraries with budgets remained the primary customers, until of course library budgets got slashed, but academics vying for tenure, grants, relevance, or prestige continued to publish in these same journals. After all, where else could they turn…that is, besides the Public Library of Science (PLoS) project?

In all fairness, some journals get it. The Open Directory maintains a list of journals that switched from paywalls to open access or are experimenting with alternative models. Odds are very high that this list will continue to grow, but how fast? And more importantly, will the Elsevier boycott empower researchers to get on-board the open access paradigm, even if it meant having to reestablish themselves in an entirely new ecosystem of journals?

As the numbers of dissenting researchers continue to climb, calls for open access to research are translating into new legislation…and the expected opposition. But let’s hope that some are thinking about breaking free from the journal model altogether and discovering creative, innovative ways to get their research findings out there, like e-books or apps that would make the research compelling and interactive. Isn’t it about time researchers took back control of their work?

If you are passionate about the issue of open access to research, you’ll want to grab a cup of coffee and nestle in for this Research Without Borders video from Columbia University, which really captures the challenge of transition from the old publishing model to the new digital world:

[Media: Michael Eisen, Open Access, YouTube]

[Sources: ChronicleThe Cost of KnowledgeLibrary JournalNYTimes]


March 18 2012

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Sugata Mitra's new experiments in self-teaching

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Hochgeladen von TEDtalksDirector am 07.09.2010

http://www.ted.com Indian education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

March 16 2012

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Yochai Benkler on Truthiness and the Networked Public Sphere

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Hochgeladen von BerkmanCenter am 16.03.2012

Yochai Benkler tells four stories of how misinformation spreads, and is corrected (sometimes), online: the story of how the agenda around Wikileaks was set; the story of a national broadband strategy influenced by industry; the story of Obama's $200 million/day trip to India; and the story of a bipartisan internet piracy bill that took a left turn when the public got wind.

More information here: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/truthiness/


February 21 2012

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iLaw 2011: Interoperability

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This week the Berkman Center and the Research Center for Information Law, St. Gallen released the latest study on the state of interoperability: “Breaking Down Digital Barriers.” This joint report follows the Roadmap to Open ICT Ecosystems released in 2005, as it navigates the nuanced territory of consumer, corporate, and governmental interests in the benefits and roadblocks to interoperable ICT systems.

The report and accompanying case studies on DRM-protected music, Digital Identity, and Mashups are available for download on the project website. The presentation and discussion of the report and its findings, took place in Washington, DC. Runtime: 01:04:20


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February 19 2012

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Martha Nussbaum (Philosophy, University of Chicago) February 2, 2012

"Not for Profit: Why Democracy needs the Humanities"

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Abstract: What is education for democracy? We urgently need to reflect about this, since radical changes in education are occurring without much public deliberation. Narrowly focusing on national economic gain, nations, and their systems of education, are needlessly discarding skills associated with the humanities and the arts, that are needed to keep democracies alive: the ability to think critically; the ability to transcend local loyalties and to approach world problems as a "citizen of the world"; and the ability to imagine sympathetically the predicament of another person.

Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School. She is an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program. She is the founder and Coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism.

Her publications include the recently released From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law (2010), Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010), and Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach (2011). Her current book in progress is Political Emotions: The Public Psychology of a Decent Society.
 
Martha Nussbaum

Read review of the event (Stanford News Service).
Read review of the event (Stanford Daily).

Excerpt from the February 2, 2012 talk.

January 28 2012

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Richard Wolff: Replace Capitalism (2012-01-24 | ~95 min)
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Hochgeladen von joefriendly am 27.01.2012

Economics Professor Richard Wolff details the problems of capitalism and urges our recognizing its obsolescence and replacing it with institutions that truly serve the people.
Talk at Church of All Souls in New York City, January 24, 2012. Camera, audio: Joe Friendly

// oAnth - via Diaspora* 

see also:

- Richard Wolff, Q and A after Replacing Capitalism talk


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January 19 2012

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Justin Reich, Berkman Center Fellow

Will Free Benefit the Rich? How Free and Open Education Might Widen Digital Divides (permalink - Berkman Center)

Tuesday, Janary 17, 2012

The explosion of open education content resources and freely available collaboration and media production platforms represents one of the most exciting emerging trends in education. These tools create unprecedented opportunities for teachers to design and personalize curriculum and to give students opportunities to collaborate, publish, and take responsibility for their own learning.  Many education technology and open education advocates hope that the widespread availability of free resources and platforms will disproportionately benefit disadvantaged students, by making technology resources broadly available that were once only available to affluent students. It is possible, however, that affluent schools and students have a greater capacity to take up new innovations, even free ones, and so new tools and resources that appear in the ecology of education will widen rather than ameliorate digital divides. In this presentation, we will examine evidence for both the "tech as equalizer" and "tech as accelerator of digital divides" hypotheses, and we will examine technology innovations and interventions that specifically target learners with the most needs. A lively discussion will follow to consider how educators, technologists, and policymakers can address issues of educational digital inequalities in their work. An introduction to these issues can be found in this video op-ed.

About Justin

I’m a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. I’m the project manager for the Distributed Collaborative Learning Community, a Hewlett Foundation funded initiative to study issues of excellence, equity and analytics in the use of social technologies in K-12 settings.

I’m also the co-director of EdTechTeacher, a social venture that provides professional learning services to schools and teachers. Our mission is to help educators leverage technology to create student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments. We also publish the Best of History Web Sites and Teaching History with Technology.

Fundamentally, I’m motivated by the belief that young people are tremendously capable, and we need to develop educational systems that tap their energy, creativity, drive and talent.

Personally, I’m a husband and father and an avid adventurer and traveler. I have a long association with Camp Chewonki.

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January 17 2012

TEDx: Why does everyone hate modern architecture? / David Chipperfield || archdaily.com & yt-video

In this Tedx talk, David Chipperfield of David Chipperfield Architects was invited to discuss the distrust that people feel about architecture, from a practitioners point of view, with the seductively titled talk: Why does everyone hate modern...

 

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January 05 2012

Highlights from the 28th Chaos Communications Congress

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'Child's Play' shared by John Flanagan on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, hackers looked at each other and said : “w00t! Only two days to go until 28c3″.

The Chaos Communications Congress is the annual meetup of Germany's Chaos Computer Club, one of the oldest hacker collectives in the world. It takes place in Berlin every year at the height of the holiday season between Christmas and New Year's Eve, a time when only the dedicated European computer obsessive would leave their family and friends to spend four days in a conference centre with like-minded hackers and geeks.

The programme mixes technical talks from the security and free software worlds with talks about online rights and hacktivism, and is well known for breaking new issues that go on to be important in the wider world. Alongside the talks are space for Europe's computer clubs and hackspaces to demonstrate their current projects, as well as break out spaces for workshopping new tools and projects, and labs offering introductions to things like Arduino-based electronics, 3D printing and even lock-picking.

This year was the 28th Chaos Communications Congress (28c3 for short) and my third time going. Here are my highlights.

Roger Dingledine and Jacob Applebaum on TOR

For me, this talk illustrates the central role the hacker community is now playing in world events. The conference opened with a set piece from Evgeny Morozov on the perils of networked, digital surveillance, but it was this talk on Day 2 about the experiences of the TOR community with national network control infrastructures that felt like it united people at 28c3 against surveillance as a concept and a technology, in free societies as well as oppressed ones. The tub-thumping and the casual allusions to the technical vulnerabilities of state censorship technologies were tempered by the pair's obvious expertise and considered ethical attitude. Gold.

Defending mobile phones

Two years ago, at 26c3, Karsten Nohl announced that the GSM encryption protocol had been cracked. This year, he detailed how network operators should be securing their networks while they upgrade the encryption, and asked the community to help him keep track of how the operators perform. He also previewed a new project, CatcherCatcher, which will track the activity of IMSI catchers on behalf of phone users. IMSI catchers are thought to be increasingly used by law enforcement agencies to track people via their mobile phones.

The coming war on general computation

An expertly delivered talk in which Cory Doctorow reminded congress that “information appliances” (like iPads, Kindles and all the rest) are simply fully functional computers with spyware in them out-of-the-box: “All attempts at controlling PCs converge on rootkits and all attempts at controlling the network converge on surveillance”.

Sovereign keys

The EFF's Peter Eckersley proposes a way to fix the broken Certificate Authority system.

Towards a Single Secure European Cyberspace?

A beautifully constructed lecture by Suso Baleato cross-referencing the rhetoric used by European legislators to erode internet freedoms with the character of the new, networked activism which I ruin at the end by asking a stupid question no-one understands.

The hallway track

Random cool stuff I found out about from talking to people in and around the conference: the Open Source Next Generation Multicopter; the Hackerbus and Code Hero.

December 07 2011

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Talk Nondually & Mathematics Without Appearing Ludicrous


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recommendation - talk ~35 min - math as a factor of cultures and socialisation.
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November 12 2011

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RSA Animate - The Divided Brain

Uploaded by theRSAorg on Oct 21, 2011 In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. Taken from a lecture given by Iain McGilchrist as part of the RSA's free public events programme. To view the full lecture, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbUHxC4wiWk
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