Bruce A. McMenomy, Ph.D. and Christe A. McMenomy, Ph.D. for Scholars Online
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67: Wed, May 13, 2020
Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:
In our modern world, most people belong to more different communities than hitherto in human history. Many of us can identify ourselves by nation, by regional identification, by political party or similar affiliation, as members of religious or philosophical groups, as belonging to educational institutions or as employees in various companies, some of which are small and some of which are multinational corporations. These are affected and reflected by such evanescent interactions among people — often over great distances — via the Internet, with such things as Facebook providing both the connection and the distance. How do we address the fact that the various communities to which we belong are at least occasionally at odds? How do we square them with the global necessity of getting along with the rest of the planet? How are these problems new today? How are they the same problems we've always faced?
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