We Ought To Care About the Danes

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

It is rare for a book to be notable first and foremost for what is not in it. But that is certainly the case with The Cartoons that Shook the World, which came to international attention earlier this year when the news broke that its publisher, Yale University Press, had decided not to include the […]

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Never Again?

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According to Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, the threat of genocide is a clear and present danger. He calculates that over 100 million people around the world are at imminent risk of slaughter. Instead of preventing mass violence, though, the international community, and the UN in particular, actually facilitates and justifies it. He wants to stop this […]

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Wishful Thinking

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There is a sect of rationalists who never cease harping on the childishness of religion, and it has to be admitted that there is sometimes something to their complaint. One of the symptoms of a childish mentality – a condition that afflicts adults, not children – is the conviction that things must be either good […]

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Grow Up, Greens!

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In 1968 Stewart Brand produced the first edition of the Whole Earth Catalog. It had a picture of the earth seen from space on the cover and inside were lists of useful tools for transforming the planet by distributing power to the people. I remember seeing it in bookshops. Thrilling and demanding, it called on […]

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