Historian and author Patrick Manning began his career studying African history. Over nearly six decades, his focus expanded to link African studies more closely to world history, examining the African Diaspora, human migration patterns, and community life. Today, Manning's work centers on developing a coherent theory for understanding world history: humanity as a system. Read More »
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- Capitalism and Socialism: the Yin and Yang of Our Industrial WorldJuly 20, 2021Capitalism and socialism are contending sets of social priorities that came out of the same social situation: they are the Yin and Yang of industrial society. Both sets of priorities—even when badly out of balance—are essential for society to thrive. Is it possible that “democracy” could create a civil discourse and help to balance Yin and Yang?[more]