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United We Fall

May 10, 2012

. The question is who we are to each other. It’s at the beginning and end of every political argument, regardless of whether anyone raises it. Are we lone figures passing on a cold tundra, or do we pause to stand, and even stay, in fellowship? And what will break it? Every other consideration is [...]

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All Israel, All the Time

September 7, 2010

Sometimes it can seem that way. All from The Guardian. First, Iran‘s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, today launched an angry attack on “doomed” US-brokered Middle East peace talks and urged the Palestinians to continue armed resistance to Israel. Ahmadinejad used the annual al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day rally in Tehran to scorn the Obama administration’s efforts in launching [...]

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Ten Questions for Monday

June 21, 2010

The weekend is over. Back to work. Would you rather ask questions or answer them? Yes, this is an all-in-one psychological profile. No need here for a Myers-Briggs. (I’m an INFJ, by the way.) Do you believe that the European Union’s “rejection of Turkey, a hugely bad move, has been a key factor prompting Turkey [...]

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Shame and Folly

June 3, 2010

It may be that one of the benefits of having, finally, to die is that in addition to deliverance from the prospect of eternal ennui, one no longer has to be embarrassed by the human species. The folly that so many today commit, and the shame in which they cover themselves, surely provides embarrassment enough [...]

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