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Radical information literacy, “domestic “violence and absolute control

Went to something on “radical information literacy.”  The questions are Who knows things,  how to know things/find them out, how to critique sources and figure out when they are being manipulated by friend or foe? 1,252 more words


In Order To Fight Evil, One Must Recognize It

A few years ago there was a particularly horrifying kitten-burning incident involving a barbecue grill and, astonishingly, a video camera. That sordid episode took place far from the place where I work, yet the paper’s editorial board nonetheless felt compelled to editorialize on the subject.

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Christian Faith

Randall Jarrell Part Three

This article appeared in The Nation on Sunday March 1 2015


Pictures from an Institution

Jarrell published his only novel in 1954 when he was 40 and teaching at the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina. 1,381 more words

The Nation

Ethical discourse is symmetrical

Jihadi John and David Haines

If Parkinson was right (we’d all rather talk about the specific and tangible, however trivial, than the complex and ambiguous), then my last post will have been a turnoff to many. 346 more words


Hannah Arendt on the importance of citizen involvement.

“(P)olitical questions are far too serious to be left to the politicians.”

- Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was a philosopher and political theorist who is considered one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. 59 more words

Odds And Ends

"Unhappy Dualism" or Simplicity: On Gershom Scholem’s Readings of Marranos, Sabbatians, and Hasidim

Duplicity and complexity were of great concern to Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, and Gershom Scholem. In her book on Rahel Varnhagen, Arendt takes aim at Jean-Jacques Rousseau as encouraging duplicity. 1,320 more words

James Bonard Fowler and Jimmie Lee Jackson: On a 60-year-old shooting death in Alabama

By Matthew E. Milliken
Feb. 24, 2015

Earlier this month, I wrote in praise of Selma, director Ava DuVernay’s retelling of the civil rights struggle in that Alabama town. 762 more words