Category Archives: Philosophy and Religion

As Far as That Will Carry Us

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: SUMMER as it was, the east wind set poor Hepzibah’s few remaining teeth chattering in her head, as she and Clifford faced it, on their way up Pyncheon Street, and towards the centre of the town. … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Wisdom Literature

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In the New Yorker, Richard Brody writes: Of course, “Wonder Woman” is a superhero movie, and it fulfills the heroic and mythic demands of that genre, but it’s also an entry in the genre of wisdom literature that shares … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: King Press

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The Parliament of this period has become historically famous as the unreported Parliament. Such reports of the debates as reached the public ears were almost unintelligible. Two magazines there were, namely, the London and the Gentleman’s, … Continue reading

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Conrad Black, William Deresiewicz, and David Goodhart. What Manner of Coming Conflict?

Fenster writes: Three authors have proposed a way to think about current and coming conflicts.  Conrad Black sees the conflict as between the religious instincts of the people and the secular worldview of the elite.  William Deresiewicz thinks that lurking … Continue reading

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It’s Man’s Things That Really Define Him

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Now, all at once, with his mind at ease, the professor’s stomach began to feel great pangs of hunger. And suddenly he remembered other ravenous flashes, especially those colossal appetites that man falls prey to after … Continue reading

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Ideology, Myth and Reason

Sir Barken Hyena writes: In the 18th century a revolution came to the world. Reason had proved itself the last word in truth for the physical, and the decadent aristocracy left an opening for sweeping change in society. For a thousand years Church … Continue reading

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A Vested Interest In Disorder

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I found myself mulling over a discussion in our class in History and Moral Philosophy. Mr. Dubois was talking about the disorders that preceded the breakup of the North American republic, back in the 20th century. … Continue reading

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