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What is freedom?

“We must accept one central truth as participants in a democracy: Freedom is not a state; it is an act.” –John Lewis, so quoted by Adam Serwer in The Atlantic

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A man without heart or conscience…

…”a designing, wary, cold-blooded being, who thinks only of himself; who, for his own interest or ease, would be guilty of any cruelty, or any treachery, that could be perpetrated without risk of his general character. He has no feeling … Continue reading

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Paths crossed, many, many, many times: Maj Sjowall

The Times obituary of Maj Sjöwall had a photo of her taken a few years ago. I was glad to see it because I now know what Rhea Nielsen looks like. Of course I sort of knew what Rhea looks … Continue reading

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