Category Archives: The War

On Patriotism

The big political news story of Thursday, July 3 – the day before the Fourth of July holiday – was this:     Democrat Barack Obama struggled Thursday to explain how his upcoming trip to Iraq might refine, but not basically … Continue reading

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Dialogs of Despair and Confusion

The aim here has always been to get a feel for the zeitgeist – “the spirit of the age” – literally the time (Zeit) spirit (Geist). It’s a Hegel thing:    “Zeitgeist” refers to the ethos of a select group … Continue reading

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