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Brave new Ritalin world

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, April 2012

Eighty years ago Aldous Huxley published his Brave New World. The novel is about a society which has pledged itself to the ideals of peace, stability and freedom. In order to achieve these aims, embryos are physically manipulated and the children are subsequently brought up through sophisticated manipulation of their minds to become members of different castes ranging from the exclusive Alpha Plus group, who are the leaders, to Epsilon Minus, the people who do the most menial tasks.  [more]

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Do what you want

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, February 2012

Why, actually, are there Waldorf schools at all? I do not mean your particular school but Waldorf schools in general? Why is there a worldwide boom in the establishment of this type of school 93 years after it was invented, a boom which is difficult to understand given the sometimes extremely hard circumstances under which Waldorf schools in many countries around the world have to operate? [more]

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To the villages, steady, go ...

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, January 2012

“It takes a village to raise a child,” is an African saying. But what happens when there are no longer any proper villages – with a baker, blacksmith, cobbler, carpenter, minister and village policeman – at least not for most children? Who raises them then? “It takes a city to raise a child” gives us the creeps, signals anonymity instead of security. And yet this saying is also true because the majority of children worldwide grow up in towns and cities. We therefore need villages in the cities, many villages for many children! [more]

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