"as if the world weren't full enough of history without inventing more." ~ granny weatherwax, wyrd sisters.
Today in the world history class for which I am a teaching assistant, we discussed an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's history of the axial age religions, The Great Transformation. The professor brought in this twenty-minute video clip of Karen Armstrong's speech accepting one of the three 2008 TED Prizes "to change the world." I thought it was a nice introduction to some of her recent thinking on religion.