Dvorak's journey is two-fold; he first discovers the sound of his own soil. It is only then that he embarks on the quest to attune his ear to creating a new musical tradition in what is a relatively young immigrant nation.
Inanna's care and protection of the king, her concern for his life and his fate, as well as her ability to ensure his victory during battle; are all dominant themes in what are considered to be the blessings she bestows.
What happens when different nation-states, under the guise of democracy, free will and the sanctity of sovereignty, decide not to play nice with one another?
The war in Ukraine has rudely reminded us that in times of war, nations begin to pull back and pull away from trade with nations that may utilise those goods and services to execute what is a crime against humanity.
Ishtar's power of speech, relayed through her spoken voice, was critical to her role as a Mesopotamian Goddess.
Founders do not have a guidebook or manual to follow the way that later generations do. They have been thrown into a completely new situation.
In the former colonies, the transformative chapter from oppression to freedom was fraught with uncertainty, fear and even desperation.
Are nation-states--as they exist today--a plausible and necessary alternative to the ideology of an empire?
When whole clans, communities and countries begin to feel these emotions--war is born. Did our ancestors make the right decision to wage war?
In 1993, the Japanese government finally acknowledged the atrocities. Many Japanese officials, however, have maintained that it was not sexual slavery, but voluntary prostitution.