A Yugoslav peasant, and the founder of the Turkish nation-state

As a child, I was driven by a bull-headed faith in country and culture. I do not know how much of this was a consequence of a schooling without critical thought, and how much was a child's will to reduce a complex, scary world to black-or-white. Perhaps I'll never know. I do remember friendships singed…

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A study of Creation.

The concept of a soul, is really very fascinating. Children 'acquired' traits  observed in their ancestors; so the ancients postulated an imperishable, intangible component of ourselves, a 'soul'. This fragment would forever reincarnate, inhabit mortal forms, and carry over experiences over multiple lifetimes. Hinduism in its very essence, is an endeavour, to break free of…