Ancient Rome as a Direct Predecessor of European Civilization
Ancient Rome, though unmistakably belonging to the antiquity along with Greece and some other nations of ancient Mediterranean, possesses a number of quite unique features that made its role in the world’s history very special. At the first glance one may think that Rome and Greece are almost identical in their architecture, sculpture, system of religious beliefs and overall style. There is, nevertheless, an inherent difference lying beneath.
Global Warming as a Political Issue
We have all grown up believing that the world is constantly on the brink of catastrophe, the particular catastrophe being in different periods of time the ozone hole, the global warming (aka greenhouse effect), the nuclear winter or something else, with only two points always the same: the catastrophe is anthropogenic and can only be averted by massive government involvement.
The Problems of Races and Equality
As far as human relationships are concerned, it is extremely difficult to build equal and reasonable community that will not intentionally or unintentionally exclude or discriminate minorities. In the modern society racial inequalities as minorities become more and more common and widely known issue that is scaling up due to the globalization and internationalization of communities. Evolution of this aspect of social relationships is gaining speed especially in Europe with the introduction of the European Union as the new structure, which opened doors for migration between the countries-members of the formation.
Human Understanding and the Role of Languages
Generally known and the most accepted way of communication between people is language. People express themselves through the way they speak and with the help of their conversational style. The problem is that there are more than six thousand recognized languages in the world that basically means that at least in six thousand cases people will not understand each other unless they develop other ways of understanding. Driven by this requirement, people developed the language of gesture and mimics, intonation and emotions to better understand each other. In a similar way, they have developed human understanding that influences and develops the connection between our personality and individuality of other people. There are as many personalities and opinions as people in the world and this number is growing every day.
Shame and Prejudice of Holocaust
Some events in the history of mankind create a strong mixed feeling of frustration, fear and curiosity. When we start talking about Holocaust and discuss it in acceptable way with our children, it becomes one of the biggest challenges that are derived from the ethical and moral aspects, involved in any discussions of this occurrence in the history of humanity. It is impressive how different and even radically opposing can be the stories of Holocaust coming from the participants, literature sources and studies in countries that have personal attitudes in regards to this event. One aspect, though, that is always finding understanding and solidarity is when people learn that Holocaust is the cruelty of abnormal ambitions of particular individual or groups that can so easily bring together people, contaminated by the crowd philosophy.