nobility of the common folk

The eighteenth century was reality of a different kind of grand and noble. In fact, the reality was more prosaic, banal and mundane, or at least it appeared so to a casual eye. It was a different perspective on what the “real” could possibly mean, a hidden “nobility” within the common and an emancipation of the folk people, partly as a social movement in terms of justice and partly, not to be neglected, an effort to procure participation of the … Continue reading

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potato famine: more to famine than lack of food

The first recorded famine occurred in Egypt in 3500 B.C.Since then, untold millions have died, and still die, of starvation. There seems to be more to famine than a lack of food. Do people starve simply because there are too many of us, as parson Malthus asserted, leading to humans … Continue reading

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hunger: feasting on famine

There seems, based on the past record, to be more to famine than a mere lack of food. Hunger has always been at the door, even in an era of relative prosperity like our own. Do people starve because of over population as Parson Malthus theorized? Or is famine a … Continue reading

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malthus: not found at the love-in

There seems to be more to famine than a mere lack of food. Hunger is always at our door, even in an era like our own. Do people starve simply because there are too many of us? Or, is famine the inevitable companion of civilization? Was Malthus right in his … Continue reading

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food: more to famine than food

There is more to famine than a lack of food. Hunger is always at the door, even in an era like our own. Do people starve because there are too many of us as Parson Malthus asserted? Or, is famine the companion of civilization? Do the hungry die of politics … Continue reading

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hunger: food fears

In the search for food, humanity has gone to outstanding lengths, ultimately, reluctantly,settling down into the relentless toil of farming. Yet hunger is always at the door, even in an era like ours, which leads to the conclusion that there is usually more to famine than a simple lack of … Continue reading

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malthus: specter at the feast

Thomas Robert Malthus. Hunger is always at the door, even in an era like our own. People still die of starvation. Do people starve because there are too many of us ? Or, is famine the necessary companion, the price to pay for civilization? Was Malthus correct in his grim … Continue reading

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