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lonely planet

The dream that there are men and women elsewhere in the universe, alleviating the final prison of human loneliness, dies hard. This sort of facile and optimistic thinking should be discouraged; the idea of saviors from the great beyond sharing … Continue reading

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go jump in a ritual lake

Scapegoating the religious Jews, the Haredim, as oppressors is quite ingenious even though their proper brand of neuroticism born of fear, paranoia and just old fashioned nastiness would make the most ardent fan of black comedy wince. For leadership of … Continue reading

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jailbird love songs

All the arguments for de-legitimizing Israel are fair game. Not for the supposed and ostensible reasons we usually hear, excessive violence, and ¬†racism for example, ¬†but because the country is totally inept, and for its own security and those of … Continue reading

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free, except for the catches in the fine print

The Aleppo campaign seems bogged down by lack of dry powder.They agree to disagree. But one thing is certain, they don’t seem to really want a free functioning liberal democracy with both secular and religious rights in harmony side by … Continue reading

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long hot summer: praises of follies

Divorce. But who gets custody? … In the summer of 1520 a papal bull declared Luther a heretic, giving him sixty days to recant or be excommunicated. Luther’s answer was to burn the papal bull, and the canon law with … Continue reading

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