"FEAR OF REDEMPTION": Brilliant essay. Excerpts:...When Emerson says, "Imitation is suicide," he is drawing attention to the spiritual death that stems from self-alienation. When we stretch ourselves to meet the standards and goals set by others, we risk waking up one morning drowning in the responsibilities of marriage, children, job, and mortgage, feeling as though we have lost touch with all the passions and desires that once animated and moved us. An empty life is the antithesis of … [Read more...]

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"The Hegelian and the Leninist views of the Exodus have no place for the covenant, but it is central to the Jewish tradition and to much later revolutionary thought. And if the Israelites were too stiff-necked to live up to all of its requirements, they were also too stiff-necked ever to forget it entirely." --Exodus and Revolution … [Read more...]

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ATTN: JIM HENLEY! Hi there. If you do not get an email from me in the next twelve hours, please give me a call. Cell phone = best, number in book = okay. I am growling about missing SPX. Email is still wonky. GRRRRR. … [Read more...]

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ONE CAN TELL BY YOUR KISS THAT YOUR GIN IS EXCELLENT: "...Purcell has two different pieces about different sorts of English women, 'She who lives for love, but finally discovers the joys of wine', and 'She who lives for love, but soon discovers the joys of wine'." … [Read more...]

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COLOR PHOTOS OF WWI: Here, via Matt. … [Read more...]

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VOICES FROM THE DAYS OF SLAVERY: "Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories provides the opportunity to listen to former slaves describe their lives. These interviews, conducted between 1932 and 1975, capture the recollections of twenty-three identifiable people born between 1823 and the early 1860s and known to have been former slaves. Several of the people interviewed were centenarians, the oldest being 130 at the time of the interview. The almost seven hours of … [Read more...]

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"And there is a kind of bondage in freedom: the bondage of law, obligation, and responsibility." --Exodus and Revolution … [Read more...]

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