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a constraint upon our imaginations

Leon Wieseltier, in the Washington Post way back in June, wrestles with the expanses of pain and the limits of our imagination.

As I watched “The Deer Hunter,” I was struck by the scattershot nature of American compassion.

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"The peacock spreads his fan"

I learned about Leonard Cohen’s death from Virgil Shaw, who mentioned it in between songs last night, during a superb show. I didn’t check my phone (and the news) until later, but there it was. 205 more words

Culture

What Am(mmmeeeEEEE) I Missing?

A few more observations about religious journalism after the news that Books & Culture is ending its run next month. A couple of evangelical academics have taken this news about the way that… 836 more words

Being Human

Leon Wieseltier on the Holocaust and evil

In 1996, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted “an evening of dialogue to examine the issues raised by Daniel Goldhagen’s deliberately provocative book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust… 426 more words

Holocaust

Oscar Who?

As I watch nearly everyone in the country simultaneously succumb to the seasonal short bout of red carpet fever, I’m trying to remember the last time I actually watched “The Oscars” — the… 1,315 more words

Movies

A Great Argument for Welcoming Refugees

Conclusion of Roger Cohen’s column in The New York Times, January 14:

The United States, between the 1880s and 1924, admitted about 4 million Italian immigrants. 59 more words