“Where there is peace, there is culture. Where there is culture, there is peace.”

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80 years ago today the United States became the first country to ratify the Roerich Pact, by signature of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Roerich Pact is associated with the Russian painter and philosopher Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) who initiated the modern movement for protection of human civilizational values and cultural objects within the concept of “Peace of Civilizations”.

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Above: a picture from Ryorich’s “Shambhala the Resplendent”

Since then, however, our world has gone in a very different direction:

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Above: Palmyra, Syria, 2015

Why would human civilization devolve?

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About lubomir todorov

The years of work and studies I have spent in countries of diverse anthropological, political and cultural realities like Japan, Australia, Russia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Czechia, and my numerous visits across the globe, were abundant in meetings and conversations with not only politicians, government officials and businessmen, but also people of different existential background, ethnicity, education and profession, philosophy and religion, social status and political inclination: aboriginal painters in Australia, US generals, Japanese Buddhist and Shinto priests, Majesties and members of Royal families, Russian scientists, street Mapuche musicians in Chile, British parliamentarians, Indian philosophers, Czech university professors, CEOs of top Japanese corporations, Chinese social sciences researchers, Dutch entrepreneurs - to mention just a few. Over time all this primary data, intertwined with the everyday inflow of information about human activities all over the world and their real-time consequences, were re-assimilated in my mind through the tools of philosophy, international relations, ethics, biology, economics, history and political sciences to gradually constitute a distinct resolution to re-examine my understanding about politics and the nature of human society. Making all the time hard efforts to keep the methodology machine uncontaminated by ideological, political or personal prejudice, I clung to one rule: If you aspire for the beauty of truth, it is only facts and logic that matter. Questioning the viability of human social and political behaviour and the capacity of existing political systems to lead to where people want to be, I believe that sooner than later, in pursue of sustainable prosperity, our humanity will embrace its ultimate imperative of Civilizational Thinking. Human Civilization is the spiritual dimension of homo sapiens group survival strategy that urges humans to mutually defend their strategic self-interest by generating Civilizational Values; and the optimal political environment for that is Universal Future: a global multifaceted platform on which all polities in their ideological, political, national, cultural, ethnic, religious, racial, etc. diversity exist, interrelate and compete with each other on non-violence basis.
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One Response to “Where there is peace, there is culture. Where there is culture, there is peace.”

  1. J.J.Jeliazkov says:

    Genesis 3:22-23 22
    Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxlKi_CN6P0

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/oben-ist-auch-unten-alles-umgekehrt-j-j-jeliazkov?trk=mp-reader-card

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