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Still Waiting

Let’s say you were in Paris on February 17, 1952 – and of course you weren’t (probably) – but let’s say you were there, quietly sipping cognac, alone, and listening to the radio. Ah, what’s this? Ah, an abridged version … Continue reading

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Selling Another War

Timing is everything, especially when it comes to war: White House officials said today that the administration was following a meticulously planned strategy to persuade the public, the Congress and the allies of the need to confront the threat from … Continue reading

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Life in the Age of Infinite Outrage

People generally quarrel because they can’t argue. G. K. Chesterton is said to have said that, and he was onto something there. Imagine you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, quite lost, and everyone is trying to figure out what … Continue reading

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Made for War

Jesus may be the Prince of Peace, but the lion isn’t going to lie down with the lamb, ever, and no one is beating their swords into ploughshares. The world is too dangerous a place for that – it always … Continue reading

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Peter Pan at War

There’s no need to discuss Ovid and Jung and the mythic archetype of the child-god who is forever young – or the old guy whose emotional life is that of an adolescent, who says it’s all about independence and freedom, … Continue reading

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Assessing the Nightmare

August 8, 1974, ended in a hot muggy night in upstate New York, and the rental truck was cooling and clicking in the driveway – grad school down south, a bit of a nightmare at times, was over, and the … Continue reading

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The Eve of the Eve

Some days are inherently unsatisfactory. In fact, there’s not even a name for them, like the eve of New Year’s Eve, the day before that odd day that ends in all the parties and that business in Times Square. The … Continue reading

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