AuthorDr. Robert D. Crane

Dr. Robert Dickson Crane is a scholar and a prolific writer and expert on subjects ranging from law to economics to international affairs and Islamic jurisprudence. He is a co-founding board member and former Chairman of the Center for Understanding Islam, and Director for Global Strategy at The Abraham Federation: A Global Center for Peace through Compassionate Justice. Dr. Crane received his B.A. from Northwestern University, summa cum laude, with a 4.0 grade point average, in normative (value based) economics and in Sino-Soviet studies, specialized in the sociology of religion at the University of Munich, and earned his Doctor of Laws (J.D.) in 1959 from Harvard Law School with specialization in comparative legal systems and international investment. At Harvard, Dr. Crane founded the Harvard International Law Journal and became the first president of the Harvard International Law Society. He practiced international communications law in Washington, D.C. with Haley, Wollenberg, and Bader.

Jurisprudence: The Ultimate Arena for Existential Clash or Cooperation within and among Civilizations


Introduction In 1982, as a “Cherokee Indian” and former Ombudsman in the U.S. government’s Bureau of Indian Affairs responsible for resolving irresolvable problems, I was invited to represent America’s indigenous nations and religions at a gathering above the little village of Baca on the Western Slope of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Maurice Strong, a Canadian...

Editorial Introduction


The vision or purpose of this journal, Armonia, is to help bring together the best of all civilizations and religions in order to apply their common wisdom in promoting the harmonious pursuit of peace, prosperity, and freedom for all persons and communities through compassionate justice. A major mission or goal of this journal is to promote holistic education as a means to restore the primordial...

Teaching Holistic Harmony through Paradigmatic Thought


Part One Introduction to the Concept Index  Teaching How to Think         Two thousand years ago, the Roman philosopher, Cicero, taught as a foundation principle the following wisdom: “Before you discuss anything whatsoever, first define your terms”.         In January, 2016, Tucker Carlson, the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Caller, explained the rationale for this wisdom, “You can’t fix a problem...

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