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The Death of the Hegelian Dialectic

The Hegelian dialectic is dead.  And I, for one, am not altogether happy about it.

Don’t misunderstand me.  In seminary, I was taught to be suspicious of the Hegelian dialectic as it is… 1,085 more words


Anomie and the Return to “History”

The New York Times reports that a return of history is unfolding in many parts of the world, only these histories often bear little resemblance to the histories and traditions out of which they grew. 292 more words

The Passing Scene

Friedman Goes After Trump: Hey, Massive Bombing Was MY Idea!

Thomas Friedman doesn’t like threats of massive bombing when they’re made by someone else

By Jim Naureckas | FAIR | December 9, 2015

Thomas Friedman has some harsh words in his…

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Jim Curtis - Rock Eras: Interpretations of Music and Society, 1954-1984

Jim Curtis’s Rock Eras: Interpretations Of Music And Society, 1954-1984 is a unique study which I think deserves more attention than it has received. Strongly influenced by Marshall McLuhan’s “Laws of the Media” and its postulations of a continuous cycle of enhancement/ obsolescence/retrieval, Curtis examines popular music’s role in mirroring and influencing American cultural history between 1954 and 1984.

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Should There Be Term Limits for Opinion Columnists?

This week, Joe Nocera did what few Times opinion columnists have the decency to do: he stepped down from his perch. Or more accurately, according to a newsroom memo… 848 more words

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Who's the Enemy?

Deeply anxious and afraid Republican primary voters express their deep outrage with their political leaders: maybe hatred best describes their generalized feelings towards the “establishment.” 504 more words