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Why Does Racism Persist?
If anyone took the demise of Jim Crow and the election of a black president to mean that racism was dead, reports of the Justice Department on Ferguson and Philadelphia are sobering reminders that ...
Robert Fuller 04/05/2015 9 6 - -
A New Default Self
Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent Of everything you think, And of everything you do, Is for yourself – And there isn’t one. – Wei Wu Wei Wei Wu Wei is the pen name of Terence Gray, a ...
Robert Fuller 02/03/2015 3 3 - -
6 Reasons You Can’t Win (And 3 Reasons You Can Anyway)
6 Reasons You Can’t Win Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent Of everything you think, And of everything you do, Is for yourself – And there isn’t one. - Wei Wu ...
Robert Fuller 01/24/2015 11 13 - -
All Rise for Dignity
This is the nineteenth and final part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in ...
Robert Fuller 04/29/2014 10 5 1 -
The Stealth Revolution
This is the eighteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 04/22/2014 6 8 2 -
Religion in a Dignitarian World
This is the seventeenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my ...
Robert Fuller 04/15/2014 12 7 1 -
Globalizing Dignity
This is the sixteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 04/08/2014 4 7 1 -
A Culture of Dignity (Part 2)
This is the fifteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 04/01/2014 9 5 - -
A Culture of Dignity (Part 1)
This is the fourteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 03/18/2014 8 7 - -
The Politics of Dignity
This is the thirteenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 03/11/2014 3 7 2 -
The Social Contract in a Dignitarian Society
This is the twelfth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 03/04/2014 11 8 - -
Rankism Can Be Harmful to Your Health
This is the eleventh part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 02/25/2014 6 12 - -
Dignity in Education (Part 2)
This is the tenth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 02/18/2014 10 4 - -
Dignity in Education (Part 1)
This is the ninth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 02/11/2014 5 3 - -
Dignity in the Workplace (Part 2)
This is the eighth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent novel ...
Robert Fuller 02/04/2014 16 4 - -
Dignity in the Workplace (Part 1)
This is the seventh part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 01/28/2014 4 3 - -
Models of Dignity (Part 2)
This is the sixth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 01/21/2014 14 4 - -
Models of Dignity (Part 1)
This is the fifth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 01/14/2014 4 5 - -
Dignity and Recognition (Part 2)
This is the fourth part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 01/12/2014 10 3 - -
Dignity and Recognition (Part 1)
This is the third part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 01/02/2014 11 10 1 -
The Politics of Dignity: What's at Stake
This is the second part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 12/26/2013 9 9 2 -
All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity (Introduction)
This is the first part of the serialization of All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity ( Berrett-Koehler , 2006). The ideas in this book are further developed in my recent ...
Robert Fuller 12/22/2013 1 3 1 -
Belonging: A Memoir - The Oberlin Years
I recently published Belonging: A Memoir , which can be downloaded for free at Smashwords . This memoir is a companion piece to my novel The Rowan Tree , which is also now available for free through ...
Robert Fuller 12/13/2013 7 3 - -
Ending Academic Apartheid: Equity and Dignity for Adjunct Professors
In choosing the academic life, most teachers expect to be part of a community committed to freedom, fairness, and justice. It’s the rare academic who does not take pride in belonging to an ...
Robert Fuller 12/06/2013 35 14 1 -
100 Words on Love: Unrequited
A gem-sized diary.
Robert Fuller 08/29/2013 2 2 1 -
Curing the Poison of "Rankism"
I got a close look at the poison of "rankism" at the age of seven, when my classmate Arlene was sent to the hall for the whole school day. Arlene lived on a farm and wore the same dress to school ...
Robert Fuller 08/11/2013 11 12 1 -
What Was the Most Important Thing People Learned in the 20th Century?
What was the principal take-away from the 20th century? Atomic energy? DNA? Penicillin? Or, something from the world of art or philosophy or psychology? The title question leaves plenty of room for ...
Robert Fuller 07/08/2013 35 16 1 -
Ducking Death; Surviving Superannuation
This is the sixth and final post in the series Why Everything You Know about Your “Self” Is Wrong . The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affects our sense of individuality, our ...
Robert Fuller 06/13/2013 5 3 1 -
What Is Man?
This is the fifth post in the series Why Everything You Know about Your “Self” Is Wrong . The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affects our sense of individuality, our ...
Robert Fuller 06/06/2013 3 4 - -
The Superself: Genome, Menome, and Wenome
[This is the fourth post in the series Why Everything You Know about Your "Self" Is Wrong . The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affects our sense of individuality, our ...
Robert Fuller 05/30/2013 8 4 - -
"Self" Is a Misnomer
This is the third post in the series Why Everything You Know about Your “Self” Is Wrong . The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affects our sense of individuality, our ...
Robert Fuller 05/23/2013 20 5 1 -
Am I a Home for Identities?
[This is the second post in the series Why Everything You Know about Your “Self” Is Wrong . The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affects our sense of individuality, our ...
Robert Fuller 05/16/2013 7 6 - -
Who Am I? Why Everything You Know about Your “Self” Is Wrong
[This is the first post in the series Why Everything You Know about Your “Self” Is Wrong . This series explores how our understanding of selfhood affects our sense of individuality, our ...
Robert Fuller 05/09/2013 41 34 5 -
Something America and China Could Do Together
It may be an exaggeration to say that as Chinese-American relations go, so goes the world, but it's probably not far from the mark. I'm not only thinking of China's and America's common interest in ...
Robert Fuller 04/21/2013 6 3 - -
For DKos Readers: Rowan Tree Redux
Last month I posted a diary to let the DKos community know I had put up a web site where they could read a serialized version of my novel, The Rowan Tree , for free. After that diary, the posting of ...
Robert Fuller 04/13/2013 4 1 - -
The Rowan Tree - A Political Novel
Over the course of my career as an author I have written a number of books on social, political, and philosophical themes, with a particular emphasis on human dignity. My most recent project has ...
Robert Fuller 03/24/2013 12 8 - -
Reason to Hope: A New Deal for Religion and Science
Live your life as if there are no miracles and everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein Crisis in Religion A spate of bestsellers— The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins; The End of Faith by Sam ...
Robert Fuller 09/30/2012 16 6 - 89
Einstein’s Question: Is the Universe Friendly?
[This is the 20th and last in the series. All twenty posts have been collected into a free eBook which can be downloaded at Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship? ] We are as gods and have ...
Robert Fuller 08/01/2012 29 6 - 103
The Brotherhood of Man and the Politics of Dignity
[This is the 19th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] As prophets in every religion have tried to tell us, humankind is one big extended family. The simultaneous advent of ...
Robert Fuller 07/31/2012 5 6 - 37
The Moral Arc of the Universe
[This is the 18th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. – Martin Luther King Jr. One reading of the ...
Robert Fuller 07/28/2012 1 1 - 36
Rankism vs. the Golden Rule
[This is the 17th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] The Many Faces of Rankism Rankism is a collective name for the various ways power can be abused in the context of a ...
Robert Fuller 07/26/2012 9 4 - 40
The Source of Indignity
[This is the 16th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] What People Want - Dignity There's a place for us, A time and place for us. Hold my hand and we're half way there. ...
Robert Fuller 07/24/2012 3 2 - 31
Peace Dividend: A Model of Morality
[This is the 15th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] Somebodies and Nobodies Bullying has always bothered me. Not just being bullied, though that too of course. I mean ...
Robert Fuller 07/22/2012 1 - - 21
A New Deal for Science and Religion
[This is the 14th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] Those who argue that religion should be counted out are overlooking the role that religious leaders played in ...
Robert Fuller 07/20/2012 6 - - 104
The Evolution of Moral Models
[This is the 13th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] When religion has committed itself to a particular science model, it has often been left behind as the public embraced ...
Robert Fuller 07/18/2012 11 2 - 77
A Foundation for a Beautiful Friendship
[This is the 12th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] Live your life as if there are no miracles and everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein The Miraculous The ...
Robert Fuller 07/16/2012 1 - - 45
Is Anyone Enlightened?
[This is the 11th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] In the aftermath of movement politics, California was teaming with seekers after truth. More than a few political ...
Robert Fuller 07/14/2012 12 6 - 124
Eureka, Epiphany, and Enlightenment
[This is the 10th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. – ...
Robert Fuller 07/12/2012 7 1 - 42
To Use Beliefs or Be Used by Them: THAT Is the Question
[This is the 9th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] Not infrequently we sense our own mistakes at about the same time others do. Why is it so difficult to acknowledge ...
Robert Fuller 07/10/2012 3 1 - 50
Beyond Fundamentalism and Relativism
[This is the 8th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] The public…demands certainties… But there are no certainties. – H. L. Mencken, American journalist When we hear ...
Robert Fuller 07/08/2012 5 3 - 79
Some Big, Civilization-shaping Ideas from Religion
[This is the 7th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship. ] Proverbial Models In this 7th part of the series, we take a look at some religious proverbs that have become woven ...
Robert Fuller 07/05/2012 40 3 1 195
Why One God Is Better Than Ten
[This is the 6th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship .] The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. – Albert Einstein With the idea of ...
Robert Fuller 07/01/2012 227 8 - 440
How to Keep Your Balance When There’s No Place to Stand and Nothing to Hold On To
[This is the 5th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship ] Know you what it is to be a child? … it is to believe in belief…. – Francis Thompson, 19th c. British poet We don�
Robert Fuller 06/28/2012 6 4 - 66
The Secret to Science’s Success
[This is the 4th in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship ] Man is a creature who makes pictures of himself, and then comes to resemble the picture. – Iris Murdock The ...
Robert Fuller 06/24/2012 9 6 1 79
Whatever Happened to “Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men”?
[This is the 3rd in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship ] It is not instruction but provocation that I can receive from another. – Ralph Waldo Emerson In Sunday School, I ...
Robert Fuller 06/21/2012 41 5 1 124
Two Notions of Truth: My Sunday School vs. My Public School
[This is the 2nd in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship ] My parents were not church-goers, but they thought their children should be exposed to the religious perspective. So, ...
Robert Fuller 06/18/2012 16 6 - 78
Reason to Hope: A New Deal for Religion and Science
[This is the 1st in the series Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship ] [The 21st] century will be defined by a debate that will run through the remainder of its decades: religion versus ...
Robert Fuller 06/16/2012 49 10 - 156
Rankism: The Poison that Destroys Relationships
Relationships take many forms but they’re all vulnerable to the same poison—rankism. Relationships can be interpersonal (between friends or strangers; partners or relatives). They can be ...
Robert Fuller 06/12/2012 2 3 - 79
The Dignity Movement Finds Its Feet
Dignity is not negotiable. – Vartan Gregorian Dignity on the March Across North Africa and the Middle East to South and East Asia, the hunger for dignity is driving unrest and heralding ...
Robert Fuller 03/06/2011 1 - - 12
Blueprint for a Majority Third Party
We picture the political spectrum as a line running from Left to Right, liberal to conservative, Democrat to Republican. For much of our history, the middle was inhabited by conservative Democrats ...
Robert Fuller 02/24/2010 22 3 - 17
Obama’s Nobel Honors His Dignitarian Politics
Some will say that Barack Obama’s Nobel Prize is premature. “What has he done?” they’ll ask. Obama got the prize not for doing, but for being. Not for making peace, but for ...
Robert Fuller 10/09/2009 6 21 2 865
The Nobody Manifesto
Who are the nobodies? Those with less power. At the moment. Who are the somebodies? Those with more power. At the moment.
Robert Fuller 09/08/2009 4 2 - 3
Somebodies and Nobodies: Understanding Rankism
What is rankism ? First, some examples; then, a definition. An executive pulls into valet parking, late to a business lunch, and ...
Robert Fuller 08/20/2009 35 15 - 29
Why Marriage Matters (to Straights and Gays Alike)
...there are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to mathematicians that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two ...
Robert Fuller 08/17/2009 30 2 - 3
Rankism: The Elephant in Professor Gates’s House...and Maybe Ours, Too
We were quick to look at the Gates Affair through the lens of race. But it soon became clear that race was not the whole story. To bring things fully into focus, we need a second lens—that of ...
Robert Fuller 07/28/2009 33 8 - 19
President Obama's Politics of Dignity
America is broken. Even if we pull through the current economic crisis, recovery won't last absent an overhaul of our primary institutions. • One out of ten Americans is now unemployed and the ...
Robert Fuller 07/24/2009 13 8 - 9
Bleeding-Heart Liberals Proven Right:  Too Much Inequality Harms a Society
Bleeding-Heart Liberals Proven Right: Too Much Inequality Harms a Society by Robert W. Fuller and Thomas Scheff An important new book substantiates something ...
Robert Fuller 06/27/2009 9 27 2 43
Barack Obama and the Politics of Dignity
Barack Obama is the harbinger of a new politics—the politics of dignity. His campaign moves beyond identity politics and sees past the partisan divide. While embracing the breakthroughs of ...
Robert Fuller 03/02/2008 53 30 2 16
How Dignity Could Give Democrats an Electoral Mandate
Robert Fuller 07/07/2006 16 13 - 1
Democratic Platform for a Dignitarian Society
Robert Fuller 07/05/2006 34 13 2 7
A Dignitarian Manifesto
Robert Fuller 06/18/2006 11 7 - 1
Dignity--A Unifying Value for American Politics
Robert Fuller 06/15/2006 23 9 5 149
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