Conservationism vs. Environmentalism

Conservationism vs. Environmentalism: What Is the Difference?

At first glance, the objective of both conservationism and environmentalism appears to be similar: To conserve our planet. Yet how each of these philosophies approach such conservation of our planet is…

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new age vs. psychotherapy

New Age Therapy vs. Traditional Psychotherapy: What Is the Difference?

Psychology has been a godsend for a Western society mired in neurosis. The whys and wherefores of how this came to be are less important than the fact that it is true: Millions of people have had their lives verifiably improved by traditional…

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Coercion vs. Persuasion

Coercion vs. Persuasion: Difference Between Coercion and Persuasion

The difference between coercion and persuasion goes to the heart of human liberty and the Anglo-Saxon legal tradition starting with the Magna Carta. Coercion, on the one hand, is the method of despotism of all stripes since time immemorial. The…

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Statesman vs. Politician

Statesman vs. Politician: Difference Between Statesmen and Politicians

John F. Kennedy signing the Cuba Quarantine Proclamation. (1962) “A politician thinks of the next election.  A statesman, of the next generation.” - James Freeman Clarke It's rare that we even use the term "statesman" these days unless we're being…

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Propaganda vs. Public Relations

Propaganda vs. PR: Difference Between Propaganda and Public Relations

From Ball State University Libraries It’s possible to learn a lot from unpacking “obvious” questions. For example: What precisely is the difference between propaganda and public relations? The origins of…

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