About Jack Dixon

Author of historical fiction, including The Pict (2007), and Jerusalem Falls (2012).

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  • Jack shared from Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment by Lama Surya Das
    The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character; So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love Born out of concern for all beings…. As the shadow follows the body, as we think, so we become. —FROM THE DHAMMAPADA (SAYINGS OF THE BUDDHA)
  • Jack shared from The Post-American World: Release 2.0 (International Edition) by Fareed Zakaria
    it makes many decisions that are smart and far-sighted.” This is evident in China’s current push in higher education. Recognizing that the country needs a better-trained workforce in order to move up the economic value chain, the central government committed itself to boosting scholarships and other types of aid in 2008 to $2.7 billion, up from $240 million in 2006.
    Note: ...while we ruthlessly cut our own investment in education.
  • Jack shared from The Post-American World: Release 2.0 (International Edition) by Fareed Zakaria
    it makes many decisions that are smart and far-sighted.” This is evident in China’s current push in higher education. Recognizing that the country needs a better-trained workforce in order to move up the economic value chain, the central government committed itself to boosting scholarships and other types of aid in 2008 to $2.7 billion, up from $240 million in 2006.
    Note: ...while ruthlessly cut our own investment in education.
  • Jack shared from The Post-American World: Release 2.0 (International Edition) by Fareed Zakaria
    China has grown over 9 percent a year for almost thirty years, the fastest rate for a major economy in recorded history. In that same period, it has moved around 400 million people out of poverty, the largest reduction that has taken place anywhere, anytime. The average Chinese person’s income has increased twentyfold.
    Note: And yet, it's socialist. What have we done these last thirty years?
  • Jack shared from The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
    As the distinguished Spanish film director Luis Buñuel said, 'God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.'
(Delaware County, Pennsylvania)
Jack Dixon
Web Page: www.jdixon.net