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August 4, 2007

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A Modern Catechism

July 2, 2007

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If I ask you how old the world is you should know the answer.  If I ask you about the age of modern man you should know the answer.  If I ask you about the unit of the measurement of light you should know the answer.  But you don’t.  The story of the modern world […]

Freedom’s Failure (2)

June 28, 2007

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After all, look at me.  Have I changed?  I wear my hat.  Grey as dust.  Can I?  No?  Yes?

Freedom’s Failure

June 27, 2007

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To what degree can an act be pessimistic?  And is it something that should be thought about at all, how much of a failure this or that act is likely to be?  Should the idiom be: Fail again, fail better?  You set out to change the world but in the end it is the trivial that commands […]

Reason’s Idiots (2)

June 26, 2007

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A C Grayling on God is not Great.  [Independent on Sunday, 24 Jun 07.] He behaves in the usual way; cheers from the sidelines someone who has the rational steadiness to realise folly when he sees it.  But one has to question how this can be rational: “Hitchens … answers the weary canard that the […]