Tuesday, April 22, 2003
Michael Skube asks, "If Liberalism's Such a Dead Horse, Why Beat It?" A good case for ignoring Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, and their ilk.
Worth reading. Bernard Lewis argues that "only two civilizations have been defined by religion," and asks: "To what extent is a religiously defined civilization compatible with pluralism—tolerance of others within the same civilization but of different religions?" (Worth comparing: Jack Miles's essay in CrossCurrents, "Theology and the Clash of Civilizations.")
And, from today's New York Times, "Anxiety and hope in a mystical fusion," a review of Marc Chagall's paintings.
Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 22 April 2003 at 6:05 PM