Monthly Archives: August 2013

Standing Against What We Love

While obviously a metaphor for home and where we belong, “hearth” can also suggest more encompassing loves and loyalties. The strong word here patently applies to men, not just women–although this was first addressed to women…over a century ago! It’s … Continue reading

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How Business, Not Politics, Can Save the Climate

from Foreign Affairs – vol, 92, Number 5 – September/October 2013 Multinational Corporations Can Succeed Where Governments Have Failed Jerry Patchell and Roger Hayter JERRY PATCHELL is Professor of Geography in the Division of Social Science at the Hong Kong … Continue reading

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On Decadence

From The American Interest, September/October 2013, Charles Hill “Decline” we Americans and Westerners mope about daily; “fall” most of us still hope to postpone. Decadence, it would seem, is the mean between the two. The much-overused decline and fall trope, … Continue reading

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Missionary Creep in Egypt

From The American Interest, September/October 2013, Adam Garfinkle Just a week after the military ouster of Mohamed Morsi from the Egyptian presidency, I listened to Senator Carl Levin talk about Syria over at the Carnegie Endowment here in Washington. In the course … Continue reading

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The meaning of liberty, and regulation

from “On Decadence,” Charles Hill, The American Interest September/October 2013 From the Puritans onward, American liberty has been endangered by the American “passion for regulation.” This, Tocqueville predicted, eventually would enable government to extend its arms over society as a … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism without Culture

…a book (2007) by Anne Phillips, professor at the London School 0f Economics. “It is time for elaborating a version of multiculturalism that dispenses with reified notions of culture, engages more ruthlessly with cultural stereotypes, and refuses to subordinate the … Continue reading

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4.5.8. Pray!

Molly Baskette * “Let everything that breathes praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” – Psalm 150 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As [God] has sent me, so I send you.”  When he had said this, he breathed … Continue reading

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The March: Beyond the Dream

Matthew Cooper – mcooper@nationaljournal.com Washington is turning to the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington this coming week. That pivotal day is rightfully lauded but little understood. We selectively remember King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Before he laid out … Continue reading

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May God bless you…

(source unknown) May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that … Continue reading

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Real change…

“Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to … Continue reading

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