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Solzhenitsyn & Limits of Positivism

“A significant and perhaps irreversible process I believe, threatens to advance substantially in the twenty-first century is humanities hazardous crossing from a natural existence into a technosphere. Technical progress, which for centuries grew by devouring nature, now proceeds at the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Eric Hobsbawm: Child of The Lost Generation

I have written before about Dr. Hobsbawm.  I will not elaborate nor defend what British institutions have borne, namely a brilliant yet terribly misplaced intellect primarily shaped in the cauldron that became the First World War and its aftermath, namely … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangelove: Eric Hobsbawn & The Satanic Sons of Equality

I guess tenure really does make one both unimportant and unproductive.  How else to explain the denial, a denial of pathological proportions, that continues to influence the lives of ensconsed intellectuals.  There are only a few people similiar to the weight … Continue reading

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George Orwell & Aldous Huxley Fathers of Doublespeak: A Clarion Call To Church & Artists

Both Orwell (real name Eric Blair) and Huxley left a substantial body of work that bore out the conviction that modern man was incapable of coping, resolving the demands of his time.  Other writers, less artistic yet still formidable in … Continue reading

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Alexander Solzhenitzen: American Renewal

Alexander Solzhenitzen’s Harvard lecture remains astonishing in its prophetic insight regarding the weaknesses of libertine philosophies in America .  He clearly could not have anticipated the Reagan Revolution.  A revisionist reading of that lecture is currently required in light of … Continue reading

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Dostoevsky

“Beauty is the battlefield where God and the Devil war for the soul of man.”

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Solzhenitsyn

“A significant and perhaps irreversible process I believe, threatens to advance substantially in the twenty-first century is humanities hazardous crossing from a natural existence into a technosphere.  Technical progress, which for centuries grew by devouring nature, now proceeds at the … Continue reading

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Dr. Leon Kass

“In the Biblical Worldview, the emergence of civilized life is set under a pall of suspicion”.

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A New Beginning

Every life begins with great promise.  How this promise grows depends on our willingness to accept the challenge of grace in all its tragedy, comedy and unique wonder. Every person knows what fearful destiny waits us; namely death.  Nevertheless, in … Continue reading

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