January 28, 2021

Just some stuff I've got stored up.  Cool, though.


If you want to read something to think in a different register than we’re all thinking in now, and will all mostly be thinking in, for a while, t...

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Just some links

January 25, 2021

It's been a hard time, though this past week brought a restoration of sanity in the US Federal government--that's a big thing for the US, and really for the world.  But there's lots more insanity and...

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January 18, 2021

It's easy to be cynical of all the people, not just GOP politicians, posting pious platitudes and anodyne quotes on MLK Day.  Here are two more challenging pieces.

One is by the historian Paul Harvey...

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Some more links

January 11, 2021

Just because I have a backlog.  There was a session of the Society of Christian Ethics yesterday on "Public Scholarship," and I may post my comments on that soon.  But not today.


This is a...

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Just some links

January 08, 2021

Nothing major.  Read if you want.


A really great interview with Angus Deaton and Amartya Sen, mostly about Sen's career and thinking on politics and economics.  Very much worth a read--highly...

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Thinking about national essence

January 07, 2021

A lot to think about today, but for now, I'll just give you an oblique bank shot.  Remember, very little in history is unprecedented.  This moment definitely has precidents.


This morning I've...

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Grieving after 2020

January 03, 2021

Yes, there are crazy things happening on the political scene, but I have nothing very distinctive to say on that.  But on other things, maybe I do; or maybe I just have other points of view to remind...

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Just some links

January 02, 2021

Just some small pieces, for you to enjoy.


A good piece: the value of the humanities must be at least visible to those outside the academy, because the questions at the heart of the humanities are...

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