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Quote For The Day II “Maybe its not metaphysics. Maybe its existential. Im talking about the individual US citizens deep fear, the same basic fear that you and I have and that everybody has except nobody ever talks about it except existentialists in convoluted French pr
Andrew Sullivan | 4 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Face Of The Day Adriane Ohanesian photographed the women of Burma’s Kachin Independence Army (KIA): In Kachin State, in northern Myanmar, the anti-government sentiment runs particularly strong. In fact, rebels have a strong enough presence that control over Kachin
Andrew Sullivan | 5 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Abbott's dirty deal with Cambodia will condemn refugees to destitution | Sarah Hanson-Young The Abbott government plans to send hundreds of refugees to Cambodia. Ironically, many poor Cambodians are displaced refugees in their own countryLike many five-year-olds in Cambodia, Samang must work for a living. He spends his days collecting drink cans
The Guardian | 5 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Burkes Leftist Leanings? In his new biography, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke, David Bromwich claims that “no historian today would repeat the commonplace that Burke was the father of modern conservatism.” Jonathan Green unpacks how Bromwich defends that assert
Andrew Sullivan | 5 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Jesus Amidst The Ruins Alice Su has spent six weeks reporting from Iraq, where, as she puts it, “faith seems saturated in hatred and blood.” In an essay about coming to terms with what it means to believe in God in the face of the devastation and suffering she’
Andrew Sullivan | 6 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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The Guardian | 6 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sadly, it needs to be said again: being a Muslim is not a crime Modernist as well as conformist Muslims are relieved that some action is being taken against hard-line and backwards Wahabi Islam in schools. In our own little madrasas, boys and girls are programmed to accept doctrines and instruction meekly.
The Independent | 6 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Racial Justice In The Real World In a wonky but rewarding interview, political philosopher Charles Mills asserts the need for liberal theory to better grapple with racial justice. He turns to a term the “epistemology of ignorance” from his book The Racial Contract to help exp
Andrew Sullivan | 7 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf Chatting with my favourite Lebanese banker-journalist before a trip to the Gulf last week, I asked him what he thought I should discuss with the investors and asset managers I was to talk to in Abu Dhabi. Iran, he said. Whatever happens with the nuclear t
The Independent | 7 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In praise of a global sacrifice From India to Indonesia, more leaders are reducing fuel subsidies, and not only for economic reasons. Doing so also helps reduce inequality, curb carbon pollution, and free up money to directly aid the poor.
The Christian Science Monitor | 7 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend