new age vs. psychotherapy

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

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: What Is the 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: What Is the Difference Between a Statesman and a Politician?

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. Public Relations (PR): What Is the Difference Between Propaganda and PR?

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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