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Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Pile on.

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

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