No one should be allowed to evade responsibility on the theory that collective guilt creates individual exoneration.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday June 12, 2011 9:30 am|
In his soulful book, Beauty: the Invisible Embrace, John O’Donohue writes:
“The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere – in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion and in ourselves.”
Politics is conspicuously absent from the list. And that made me think, can politics be beautiful?
|By: masaccio Sunday May 16, 2010 10:30 am|
Bureaucrats don’t get a pass because they are just cogs in the machine.
|By: masaccio Sunday May 2, 2010 10:30 am|
If thinking is an internal dialog, as Plato thought, far too many of us are missing something important.
|By: masaccio Sunday March 14, 2010 10:30 am|
Who knew anyone remembered Albert Camus, let alone his book, The Rebel? How could it be relevant in the age of the internets?
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday February 15, 2009 9:30 am|
In the film, “The Reader,” Hannah Schmidt shocks the courtroom when she says that her Nazi-era failure to release 300 prisoners from a burning church made sense because chaos might have resulted from their release. But doesn’t the American health care system lock millions into a burning church that guarantees ill health and death?