“Dickens must have known would have worked on the consciences of the Parliamentarians too, as it did!” “By advocating that population should be controlled voluntarily through birth control, abstinence, or delayed marriage – or involuntarily, and through the scourges “of war, famine, and disease,” [Thomas] Malthus was derided by his peers and he even earned a nasty… Read More Scrooge and Thomas Malthus
Patience in Penance. Fourteen Years the Abbot spent on Overcoming One Fault. “Love demands a complete inner transformation – for without this we cannot possibly come to identify ourselves with our brother… And this involves a kind of death of our own being, our own self. No matter how hard we try, we resist this… Read More Perseverance, Patience, Penance.
by Hilton Kramer A reprinting of Mr. Kramer’s 1976 article published in The New York Times. I. Introduction. “Few among the intellectuals in the Party realized at the time that their mentality was a caricature of the revolutionary spirit; that within the short span of three generations the Communist movement had travelled from the era of… Read More The Blacklist & the Cold War Revisited
Good Fences, Shared Bounty Can it ever be wise to separate compassion, reasonable limits and common sense? If you have seen the movie Syriana you will have gotten a glimpse of the fears, greed and fanaticism which, often enough, make many peoples both in the West and the Middle East more than a little uneasy of… Read More Immigration, Birds of a Feather and Trojan Horses