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optimism of destiny

John Winthrop in 1630 on manifest destiny, the expression of an idea about America’s providential uniqueness and divinely ordained mission, in which if they are faithful,“we shall find that the God of Israel is among us, when tens of us … Continue reading

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the future: misleading desires for permanence

The future is a relic, and industry and a myth. For all our scientific prognostications, do we know any more about it than the average Zoroastrian? …After Louis Sebastien Mercier passed into the dustbin of history, a new breed of … Continue reading

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