The poem found in Letter XXXIV of Mahomet’s Travels could be seen in two ways: the first being a heartfelt lamentation of the loss of life in war, and the second being the imitation of European literary conventions by Mahomet, and Indian, as a way to downplay British culpability in the deaths of his countrymen that he is relating. 308 more words
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We reported last month on the death of former Soviet tank commander Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the famous AK-47 automatic rifle. It has since come to light that in his last days Kalashnikov apparently was tormented by guilt knowing that the weapon he designed had killed millions of people. 133 more words
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“Hungarian state institutions at the time for the Holocaust. This apology today by the Hungarian state must become part of national memory and identity,” he added.
Siobhan Weare comments on the recent child sexual abuse case involving Lost Prophets singer Ian Watkins and two female co-perpetrators. She suggests that the importance of the case lies in the fact that two women were involved in carrying out the sexual abuse alongside Watkins. 1,158 more words
There is a faux argument regarding the seemingly fatalistic nature of God’s sovereignty and our responsibility. First, let’s back up and think about moral and legal culpability: we have this deep intuition that we are morally responsible, partly, to the degree we are capable of doing (or preventing) a morally charged act. 542 more words