Mankind Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 4, Summer

A Race against Time: Racial Heresies for the 21st Century
A Race Against Time: Racial Heresies for the 21st Century Ed. George McDaniel New Century Books, Oakton, Va. 2003This 330 page symposium, comprising no less than 38 well-written papers by a variety of contributing authors, should possibly be more directly...
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance Atul Gawande Metropolitan Books, 2007We have no hesitation in saying that this book will be both edifying and fascinating to all readers. It is an example of writing at its best - unpretentious, thoughtful, easily...
Does Multiculturalism Promote Income Inequality?
In many countries of the world the extent of ethnic, cultural and racial diversity is increasing as a result of international migration. One frequently voiced concern is that as populations become more diverse, socioeconomic inequalities within countries...
Ethical Anthropocentrism: Humanistic Ethics and the Need for a New Global Bioethics
The author calls upon those who debate ethics and moral philosophy to rethink their formulations in terms of mankind's relation to, and dependence on, its environment - the biosphere. Many aspects of modern ethical philosophy are blindly anthropocentric...
Humanity and the Biosphere: The Next Thousand Years
Humanity and the Biosphere: The Next Thousand Years Proceedings of UNESCO Seminar, Pans September 2006 Published by Foundation for the Future, Bellevue, Washington, USA, 2007The Foundation for the Future is a non-profit organization that is deeply concerned...
The Interaction between Educational Spending and Intelligence
Extrinsic factors may modify intellectual development to a certain extent but the effects of costly "enrichment" programs for young people have been overstated. The current study evaluated interactions between educational funding and standardized tests,...
The Origins of War
The Origins of WarJ.M.G. van der Dennen*University of Groningen, The NetherlandsHow War Began Keith F. Otterbein Texas A&M Press, 2004 ISBN: 1-58544-330-1, xv + 292 pages.The Human Potential for Peace: An Anthropological Challenge to Assumptions...