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Ask an Interesting Question, Get an Interesting Answer. Zygmunt Bauman’s Question: Who or What is Responsible for Making the Modern World Go Along As It Is?

In The Holocaust and the Crisis of Human Behavior (1980), George Kren and Leon Rappoport write the following: “. . . Auschwitz expands the universe of consciousness no less than landing on the moon” (qtd. in Bauman 11). As you … Continue reading

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Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote this arresting passage in his short story, “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man”: [P]eople appeared who began devising ways of bringing men together again, so that each individual, without ceasing to prize himself above all others, might not … Continue reading

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Keep Hope Alive: Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) Sings a Song That Embodies (at Least for Me) Barack Obama’s Candidacy

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Beating Our Swords into Ploughshares?: John Gray, Barack Obama, and the Utopian Imagination

  John Gray, Professor of European thought at the London School of Economics, has this rather sharp take on utopianism in his book, Black Mass (2007): The pursuit of a condition of harmony defines utopian thought and discloses its basic … Continue reading

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