Category Archives: Social Dawinism

Their Closing Arguments

Here in the land of make-believe things aren’t what they seem. Hollywood Boulevard isn’t glamorous – it’s kind of seedy. The tourists look bewildered. The old bank building on the corner at Highland – a sort of Gothic meets Deco … Continue reading

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Adjusting One’s Personal Theology

Okay, to review, the economist Paul Krugman has called the Ryan budget ludicrous and cruel – “voodoo economics, with an extra dose of fantasy, and a large helping of mean-spiritedness” – and Krugman is not alone. Even those without a Nobel … Continue reading

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No Point in Discussing It

Easter is now over, another of those holidays where the extended family – folks who haven’t seem much of each other recently – gather in late afternoon around a large ham – no, not a flamboyant odd uncle in show … Continue reading

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Always Great Expectations

There’s that amusing scene in Dickens’ Great Expectations – Pip and Herbert, now young men all on their own in London, find themselves falling deeper and deeper in debt, from buying, on credit, all manner of those things that befit … Continue reading

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Survival of the Kindest and Least Righteous

Those of us of Czech heritage don’t exactly fit in – it’s that Middle European fatalism you might expect, but mixed with playful cynicism, with a dash of comic irreverence. We’re not all doom and gloom like the Scandinavians, or … Continue reading

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