Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

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Election 2012: What Happened and Why (Really)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on November 7, 2012

Every 2 years Henry Olsen, a Vice-President at the American Enterprise Institute, publishes an election prognostication the day before the election that is becoming legendary for its accuracy. He did it again. Below you will find his memo, published before the election, that explains what happened and why. No one does it better.

There’s a light on the nineteenth floor tonight
They don’t know there won’t even be a fight
But they’ll find out I’ve tired of all the things I’ve called my own
When they go to the final mats alone

Don’t even waste the man-hours on us
We are finding no solution
Call all the boys in from the fighting fronts
We have lost the revolution

None of the soaring flight we dreamed
Is any closer to perfection
And all I want is one to fold my arms around
We are throwing the election
There’s a light on in Joanie’s room tonight
And she won’t sleep till summer’s going right
She thought she saw something that would lead her to believe
I’m the kind who’ll accept the strokes and leave

Make me an offer, I don’t waste them now
We have no more fixed intentions
Give all the faithful long-deserved rests
We’ve abandoned our dissentions

You could be one of someone’s hundreds
Who’ll be chosen for affection
And all I want is one to fold my arms around
We are throwing the election

I’ve got a feeling it’s all rigged
I’ve got a feeling it ended a long time ago
Nobody tells me
I’ve got a feeling it’s over now
I’ve got a feeling it’s over now
I’ve got a feeling the votes are in and I got none
And all I want is one

Throwing the Election by Game Theory from Two Steps from the Middle Ages (1988)


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