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Remembering Political Correctness

Lately – that is, over the past year or so – I have heard more and more references to “political correctness.” I used to think I knew what that term meant. Now, however, I have concluded that it is yet … Continue reading

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Happy Hastings Day

Today is Hastings Day. The Battle of Hastings, arguably the most decisive battle in world history, was fought 950 years ago today, on October 14, 1066. I promised my brother, the historian, that I would celebrate it appropriately. According to … Continue reading

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Lessons from “the Islam group”

Our community study group on Islam wound up its reading and discussion of Tamim Ansary, Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes, last night. We started with around 50 people (that’s a long story – maybe another … Continue reading

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