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… [S]urely the reason we do not execute witches is that we do not believe there are such things. If we did — if we really thought that there were people going about who had sold themselves to the devil and received supernatural powers from him in return and were using these powers to kill neighbors or drive them mad or bring bad weather — surely we would all agree that if anyone deserved the death penalty, these filthy…

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C.S. Lewis

Norway's Oscar Bid

September 30, 2016.  Norway has submitted its entry for Best Foreign Language Film in the Oscar race this year.  It’s the docudrama Kongens Nei (“The King’s No”), which is based on the true story of three gut-wrenching days in April 1940, when the Nazis invaded Norway and presented their ultimatum to parliament and the king:  surrender or die.   2,337 more words



There are two ways I’d rather NOT be remembered. The first is by way of “Tsantsa,” which is a peculiar process of preservation. First my head would be lopped off my body, which is an immediate indication that things are bad and about to get worse. 847 more words


Political Onomastics: What’s in a name?

Names are important.  They reveal much about the internal thought process and intentions of those who choose them.  Most people do not choose their own personal names; but the founders of philosophies and also parties, movements, and other organizations certainly must encapsulate in no more than a few words just who they are and what they stand for.  814 more words

Adolf Hitler

The beloved Scottish poet...who loved Hitler and Stalin

This week we’re poking through George Orwell’s 1949 list of writers and journalists whom he suspected of being “crypto-communists, fellow travellers or inclined that way,” and therefore not to be trusted by the British government. 454 more words