Daily Archives: January 18, 2010

Adam Kirsch Reviews Zeev Sternhell’s New Book on the Enlightenment v. Romanticism

Are you an Enlightenment universalist, a brooding Romantic, or a Rorty-like Pragmatist trying to split the difference? Regardless of your answer, a new book has just come out with a very definite point of view on the question (the author … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King

“Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality …” – Martin Luther King

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Laura Miller Reviews Rebecca Goldstein’s anti-Harold Bloom Novel “36 Arguments for the Existence of God”

In Rebecca Goldstein’s recently released novel, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God, Yale’s famous literary behemoth, Harold Bloom, apparently takes some bruising hits. Here’s Laura Miller on this aspect of the novel: Obsessed with “genius” (and his own supreme authority in the … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the American Torture Regime: As Republicans Continue to Support Torture, the Torture Revelations Continue

Andrew Sullivan today directs our attention to this torture report in Harper’s here, and says of the torture deaths of three Gitmo detainees: This deserves to be the biggest story on the torture issue since Abu Ghraib – because it threatens … Continue reading

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