Monthly Archives: March 2016

When love is irrelevant to marriage

Any link between love and marriage is relatively recent and largely Western. Through most of human history, love was not at all the point of marriage. (This bears on cultural attitudes today toward same-sex marriage reflected in comment below.) – … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient for Peace

Is it money, power, sex, or love? David Rothkopf – Foreign Policy March 17, 2016 Once, back when pterodactyls still filled the skies, I interviewed for a job working for a man in New York City with too much money … Continue reading

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Understanding the Koran

“My Koran Problem” – Gsry Wills – The New York Review of Books – March 24, 2016 In the summer of 2015, I was asked by the directors of a university political science program to lecture about Americans’ attitudes toward Islam. I … Continue reading

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