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Questionable Anniversaries – The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Distance of time or place can reconcile complacent minds to wonderful narratives. Besides, the greatest part of mankind has no other reason for their opinion than they are in fashion. The man involved in life is sometimes forced to believe … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Europe

Back from a trip to Europe, I sketch down a few notes and observations. They are personal, and the patient reader may object to some of my conclusions. But this is, of course, inherent to the general elusiveness of truth.

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Tragicomedy of Errors

The sublime Plato said that the soul has a trinitarian composition – a very coarse soul in the belly, a loving one in the chest and a reasoning third in the head. The soul is immortal, though women have only … Continue reading

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In Praise of Shamelessness

So much has been said about the Venezuelan crisis that adding more would equate to gilding the lily or carrying coal to Newcastle. The following, then, is but a brief aside on the psychology and physiognomy of the protagonists of … Continue reading

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Tales Told The Millennials

Decades are acknowledged historical markers, signaling the birth of a new generation, and the transition between adjacent but different cultural times. Since September 2001, the inaudible and noiseless foot of time (1) has advanced by almost two decades. And two … Continue reading

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From 1000 AD to WW3

If, according to Oscar Wilde, truth is a matter of style, even more so history is a matter of opinion. An obvious and unnecessary remark, were it not for the anger of some when they dissent with the thoughts of … Continue reading

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Prisoners of Words

During his recent meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Trump, answering a question form a US journalist, said that there was no reason to suspect Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections. However, back on home soil, he said that … Continue reading

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Revisiting Revolutions, a Comparison

After a fitful fever (1) of debates and round-tables, often packed with common sense and sometimes with uncommon nonsense, the dust of antique time (2) may gradually settle on the memory of the 1917 Russian Revolution. In 2117, assuming but not … Continue reading

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Was Marx a Marxist?

Many confound what they think with what they know. With Marx, personal notions of Marxism often justify arbitrary conclusions, reflecting the perceiver’s prejudice, fancy or indoctrination. Any related discussion turns then into a vicious circle of arguments searching for proofs, … Continue reading

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Plato Among Pundits, a Dialog

Dialog on the Common Good, the Will of the People, the Thought Unique and why Democrats refuse to accept the results of the elections. I loaded my unimpressive weekly groceries onto the carrier belt and the counter lady said, “A … Continue reading

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