BATTLE OF THE BOOKS: Rick Brookhiser reignites the Eliot Wars--in this case, Eliot vs. Auden. He's on the right side, but... what a weird title bout. I really love Auden. I love his surreal fleshcreepers. I love his journalistic ear for the clean, memorable, "why didn't I think of that?" summary phrase ("human on my faithless arm," "Children afraid of the dark/Who have never been happy or good," probably most of the Auden you remember). I would love to see the New York Post with headlines by … [Read more...]

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I am a seeker, And you are a teacher; You are a blogwatch, so watch blogs...After Abortion: Russian science-fiction movie with abortion theme--sounds interesting, wonder if I'll ever get a chance to see it....Family Scholars: "Meanwhile, she wonders how to convince her 'wise-beyond-her-years 7 year old daughter' that she 'doesn't have to protect her parents, that she's allowed to proclaim her love for one to the other without rapidly assuring the parent she's talking to that she loves him or … [Read more...]

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MOCKUMENTARY: Wow, an egregious story of media deception and story-twisting from Church of the Masses: "...Some of you will have read the NY Times article or seen the documentary last night on AMC. Turns out, the doc wasn't on Religion in Hollywood at all, but rather on Republicans in Hollywood. After 30 minutes of stuff about Arnold and Charles Heston and the five young Republicans at a cocktail party, the doc segues into the Act One section. The implication clearly is that, if you are a … [Read more...]

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FICTION AS PRAXIS: Was thinking the other night about the odd perceived dichotomy between philosophy and fiction, or philosophy and art more generally. I blame Plato (despite my general Plato fangirlness). It seems obvious to me that although some practicioners of fiction may operate primarily by intuition (just as IMO Nietzsche, in his aphoristic moods, operated primarily by intuition), in general fiction is both an act of philosophy and part of the foundation of philosophy.It's an act of … [Read more...]

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TABLOID AS GENRE: I'm noticing now a connection that should, perhaps, have been obvious, between my defense of tabloid journalism as vs the complacent "objectivity" of the newspapers of record and my defense of genre fiction as vs the complacent assumptions of "realist" fiction. Those of us who believe that reality, such as it is, is misrepresented by contemporary arbiters of soi-disant objective news and realist fiction, might perhaps prefer those who know that when they tell the truth they … [Read more...]

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ISLANDS IN THE NET: Has anyone written on whether and how digital paper will change our easy assumptions about "the mainstream media" vs "the blogosphere"? Thanks. … [Read more...]

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AN AGE LIKE THIS: 1) "Can Islam Change?": "...Since 9/11, there has been a seismic shift in this perception. More and more Muslims now perceive Islamic law to be dangerously obsolete. And these include the ulema, the religious scholars and clerics, who have a tremendous hold on the minds of the Muslim masses."Via Hit & Run.2) "Now They Want to Euthanize Children." "FIRST, Dutch euthanasia advocates said that patient killing will be limited to the competent, terminally ill who ask for it. … [Read more...]

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