Daily Archives: December 12, 2013

Adversus Haereses

In the early late second and early third century AD, the Christian leader Irenaeus wrote a book called Adversus Haereses, or “Against Heretics,” which has become an enduring work even if it is recognized now that the accounts of supposed … Continue reading

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To Know How Their Laws And Sausages Are Made

In a quote that is commonly, but mistakenly, attributed to Otto von Bismark [1], it was said: “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” Even though this quote was apparently not … Continue reading

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