Author Archives: Aidan Pepper

Factory Conditions in Belfast, Ireland

Women in Ireland had it rough in the early 1900’s. They lived in an oppressive patriarchal society, where having a husband was the difference between total poverty and a chance for financial security. The industrial age of Ireland brought far more hardships, as those who made money by crafting (knitting, sewing, etc.) became obsolete as […]

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American Buddhism: Spiritual Practice or Identity Theft?

In the 1960’s Americans began to integrate elements of Buddhist ideology into their philosophical beliefs, but many traditional Asian Buddhists would argue that these interpretations are missing out the fundamental aspects of achieving enlightenment. While American interpretations of Buddhism stray away from the traditional teachings of Buddhism, in the process they have opened more doors to […]

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