Monthly Archives: March 2012

At Chez Brooks, again by Almost Marx

What do David Brooks, The American Enterprise Institute, and the world’s population demographics have in common? That and other questions are elucidated in Mr. Brooks essay of March 12, 2012 titled The Fertility Implosion , be forewarned, his mood is … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Wittgenstein in Exile by American Litterateur

http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12582     What is curious in Mr. James Klagge’s book Wittgenstein in Exile is that he explores very thoroughly the notion of exile as the master idea in the life of Ludwig Wittgenstein, but he leaves utterly and inexplicably … Continue reading

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The well connected Mr. Gelb gives cynicism a bad name by Myra Breckenridge

I know that you, like me, never miss the opportunity to read,even on the sly,The Daily Beast. My friend Tina Brown has rescued more failures than Abe Burrows (look it up on Wikipedia), or at the least she valiantly tried. … Continue reading

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America: Moral/ Political arbiter on the uses and abuses of Atomic weapons?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/world/middleeast/iran-intelligence-crisis-s…   The World Hegemon declares itself the moral arbiter of who can or cannot build a nuclear weapon, while the painfully obvious empirical evidence that America has been the only nation to use such weapons, escapes the notice of … Continue reading

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Books of Interest: George Santayana, Literary Philosopher by Irving Singer

OUT OF PRINT http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300080377 http://www.amazon.com/George-Santayana-Mr-Irving-Singer/dp/0300080379/ref=sr_…  

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Silvia Cattori 2011 interview with Mordechai Vanunu

http://www.silviacattori.net/article2533.html

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On BHL

http://www.versobooks.com/events/384-jade-lindgaard-on-the-curious-case-of-be…

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David Brooks sees the future through the past by American Litterateur

I’m just reading Mr. Brooks column of March 1, 2012 titled The Machiavellian Temptation. For those who are not old enough to recall, this is a pastiche on the windy and now utterly forgotten book by Jean-François Revel titled The … Continue reading

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Paul Grüninger was jailed for helping Jewish refugees enter Switzerland.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/books/review/beautiful-souls-by-eyal-press…. http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Souls-Breaking-Heeding-Conscience/dp/03741434…  

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Thank you, Thomas Drake!

Thomas Drake  (Credit: Tony Powell) http://www.salon.com/2012/03/07/nsa_whistle_blower_obama_worse_than_bush/?sou…  

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