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George Packer: Have Reason and Dialogue Completely Lost Their Holds on Our Times?

George Packer, a staff writer at the New Yorker, in a blog post that nails our historical moment with perfect pitch, is something that should be read in its entirety. It can be found here. Below are two quotes from it. The … Continue reading

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A Great Quote on Theory Sludge

This quote comes from Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, writing in the New York Times Book Review recently: The study of literature as an art form, of its techniques for delighting and instructing, has been replaced by an amalgam of bad epistemology … Continue reading

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Paul Kurtz Gives an Answer to This Question: Is There Such a Thing as an Atheist Fundamentalist?

Curiously, in the most recent dead tree edition of Free Inquiry (Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010), the 84 year old Paul Kurtz, the kindly rational father of Prometheus Books and the Center for Inquiry in Buffalo, doesn’t exactly say no to the … Continue reading

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