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July 14, 2009

Bush, Obama, Iraq, Afghanistan

As a rule, I try to avoid contemporary issues and relevance and all that 60’s blather. But this article provides, directly and indirectly, some good insights into the complexity of the was on terror. Worth a careful read if you vote. Obama’s Inheritance: Al-Qaeda in Retreat

personhood and memory

Those dark and pathetic medieval thinkers had some truly extraordinary insight into the workings of the human mind. Every time I pick up Mary Carruthers’ The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric, and the Making of Images, 400-1200, published by Cambridge University Press, my amazement is renewed. There was something so much more whole, so integrated, …

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