Born in Hungary, raised in the American Midwest and with 20 years of United Nations exprience under her belt, writer Fogarassy pushes for an American embrace of the greater world. The 2021 near-coup in her adopted country added urgency to the theme. The death of England’s Queen Elizabeth brought full circle the reality of a global world America resisted.
At 96, the British monaech saw the world transform from colonial empires to an association of Commonwealth countries. She saw the rise and fall of the Iron Curtain, the collapse of the tyrannical Soviet Union empire, and finally the near collapse of the democracy born in the former colony of the United States. That happened as Russia invaded Ukraine to resurrect the evil empire already failed. When Elizabeth II of Britain died, the world awaited the final score on whether democracy or tyranny was the winner.
With her own experience of those events, writer Fogarassy is on a campaign to rouse the interest of fellow Americans in the commonalities they share with the people of the world’s near-200 other countries. Gaps between cultures are enormous but so are challenges to be solved by unified action, a point of contention within the countries themselves.
Climate, gender and race equity, health and natural resource management, education. admimistration of justice and direction of political bent are of concern to all countries whether rich, emerging or poor. The scale for achieving ideals stretches far into the future and clashes along the way are inevitable, especially when historical wounds pop open in meeting modern needs. But certain basic human truths are not up for challenge.
Nobody but an ascetic likes to be hungry. Even hermits and yogis like shelter in a storm. Only masochists like to be dominated and only sadists abuse others for selfish reasons. Those seemingly universal tenets are open for discussion on this website.
In addition to posting heads-up info about global events, this site features think-piece articles by both the author and visitors from around the world. They are suggestions an critiques about culture, art, politics and social issues experienced at home and relevant to the greater world. In that US, that comes down to parrotting the message that there’s a big world out there and you’re important to it.
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