Winter 2006 Winter 2006 Opening Up the Lines David Hulme The world is drowning in information. Is it still possible to have effective and meaningful communication? We invite Vision readers to help us accomplish this goal. Winter 2006 Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 4 Aspects of Empire: Roman, Holy and German David Hulme A look at Otto the Great and his role in a reemerging Roman empire, this time in Germany. Winter 2006 Final Solutions, Part 2 David Hulme Vision Publisher David Hulme, together with three historians and a filmmaker, continue their roundtable talk on Hitler, the Holocaust and human nature. Winter 2006 A Legacy of Luck Robyn Page Many people view gambling, the legalized form in particular, as little more than harmless personal entertainment. Not everyone agrees, of course. Winter 2006 The Prince and the Poker Player Michael Jack Elliott Fascination with poker is growing everywhere, and with it, some rather Machiavellian ideas. Winter 2006 Preparing for the Next Pandemic Rebecca Sweat Experts predict that the avian flu virus will likely mutate and cause a human pandemic. How might that happen, and what can we do? Age-Old Wisdom How can we minimize our risk of getting an infectious disease? Most people ignore the age-old wisdom revealed in the pages of the Bible. Winter 2006 Concrete Evidence? Peter Nathan A startling archaeological find in Israel last summer is fueling debate about the historicity of the Bible. Alphabetical Order Historically, the establishment of an alphabet signals a structured society that has developed complex means of communicating ideas. Winter 2006 Everymoney: Capitalism, Democracy and Global Wealth William Welch What is capitalism, how did it develop, and why is it so widely admired and accepted? The Achilles’ Heel of Capitalism Capitalism has always been controversial. How should we view the economic system that has come to dominate our world? Winter 2006 Adam Smith: Capitalism’s Founding Father Best known for "An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations," Adam Smith is credited with establishing the discipline of political economics. Winter 2006 The Apostles, Part 2 Beyond Jerusalem David Hulme Amid growing persecution, early followers of Christ fled to neighboring regions, spreading a message of hope and a way of life. Winter 2006 Decision Time Dan Cloer Is modern civilization following a potentially short flight path? Three recent books have sought to provide insight into the answer.