Foxfier

Faith, Religion and Identity

If each nation—as defined by language, religion, common (legendary?) heritage, and location—was separate but equal, then all nations deserved to have their own states. Except by 1789, Poland had been partitioned between Russia, Prussia, and Austria, Bohemia had been inherited

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Donald R. McClarey

Quotes Suitable for Framing: Sophocles

Evil sometimes seems good To a man whose mind A god leads to destruction. Sophocles, Antigone-A good summary of the modern world.

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Donald R. McClarey

July 22, 1969: Heading Home

On July 22, 1969 the engines of the Columbia were fired to begin the trip back to Earth, the Columbia leaving lunar orbit with a speed of 3600 miles per hour.  About 15 hours later a mid course correction was

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Donald R. McClarey

That’s One Small Step For a

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   HOUSTON, TX—As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of its fake moon landing, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced a reboot of the staged event that fooled billions

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: Venezuela

From Andres Oppenheimer in The Miami Herald: Venezuela’s Conference of Bishops has released a bombshell statement demanding an immediate end of dictator Nicolás Maduro’s “illegitimate and failed government.” So why isn’t Pope Francis saying anything even close to that? Before

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Donald R. McClarey

Tech Feudalism

Joel Kotkin sounds the tocsin about the Tech Lords:   In its earlier iteration, Silicon Valley was a uniquely egalitarian place where outsiders made success and working people had decent incomes. Today, Wired magazine’s Antonio Garcia Martinez has labeled Silicon

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