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Some Movement (re prior blog entry, ‘Stereotypes’)

Salvete, qui legentes — Just after I’d posted the blog entry ‘Stereotypes’ the other day, the news came out that the attack in San Bernardino was indeed politically and religiously motivated — although strangely targeted.  It’s apparently the same old … Continue reading

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(When I was 58 …)

[An old draft entry that I just checked for errors and then inadvertently published for the very first time.  58 would make this ca. 2013 or so.  So view it as something ‘historical’.] Salvete, qui legunt – I am 58 … Continue reading

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Stereotypes

Salvete, qui legentes — The stereotype of the Muslim Terrorist is omnipresent, and, of course, all the more so now after the November attacks in Paris.  But I myself would like to know more about the people who de facto share … Continue reading

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Ah, Give Me the Cold War …

In the 1960s, poised beneath the uncertain nuclear stalemate between the USA and USSR, there continued to be hope for universal peace — the hoped-for product of World War II.  The First World War’s “never again!” notion had gone to … Continue reading

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Lawsuit over Support of Terrorism

Terrorism Trial, NY Times, 2015-Feb-24  NY Times: “The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization were found liable on Monday by a jury in Manhattan for their role in knowingly supporting six terrorist attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004 … Continue reading

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The Spartan Invocation

A good bit, a particular rendering of the famous Spartan epitaph from Thermopylae:  Go, way-farer, bear news to Sparta’s town That here, their bidding done, we laid us down.  –rendered by Cyril E. Robinson

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Felix est quem ….

Participating in our present age’s revival of Stoicism, I have often had occasion to ask myself: How in the world can I, arguably an abject slave of pleasure and indolence, a rattle-headed, timid, and puerile old do-nothing, how can I … Continue reading

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