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Too Late To Apologize

During the summer of 2013, when I was staying for a period of some weeks at the home of close friends who I did not realize at the time were distant relatives, a young woman of the family kept on … Continue reading

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αυτονομία

The subject of autonomy is one about which my feelings and opinions are characteristically ambivalent.  Much depends on what one means by autonomy.  I general, I support the right of smaller regions and peoples to be free from despotic and … Continue reading

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Book Review: With Malice Toward Some

With Malice Toward Some:  Treason And Loyalty In The Civil War Era, by William A. Blair It is useful to remember what history looks like before it happens, so that we do not project our understanding of the past back … Continue reading

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Book Review: Originals

Originals:  How Non-Conformists Move The World, by Adam Grant There is a moment in this book where my own opinion of the book and its author turned a bit sour.  A discussion of the training of political revolutionaries in Serbia … Continue reading

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Book Review: Against Happiness

Against Happiness, by Eric G. Wilson I wanted to like this book more than I ended up liking it.  On the face of it, as a deeply melancholy person who has long struggled with chronic depression and related issues, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vader’s Little Princess

Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown I have to admit that I found this particular book particularly winning in the way that it takes advantage of framing to view what most readers would think of as the heroic resistance by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Primo Levi’s Resistance

Primo Levi’s Resistance:  Rebels And Collaborators In Occupied Italy, by Sergio Luzzatto It is striking, and something I did not know until reading this book, that the place of Primo Levi’s short and spectacularly unsuccessful career as a partisan against … Continue reading

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Rebel Heart

I happen to be a fan of the Irish pop band The Corrs [1], and have been since my early teen years when the band debuted.  Each of their albums has usually included at least one instrumental song, and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: No Exit & The Flies

No Exit & The Flies, by Jean-Paul Sartre I first became familiar with the writings and thinking of Sartre [1] as a high school student doing a dramatic reading of the part of Garcin in No Exit.  I happened to … Continue reading

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And That You Will Faithfully Discharge The Duty Of Elector

In spending a bit of time today watching the electoral college vote on C-SPAN, something I have never had cause or reason to do before today since it has usually been far less dramatic, I was reminded of childhood in … Continue reading

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