Tag Archives: The Atlantic

The god problem: the Capitol under attack was a “mass-delusion event”

Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of The Atlantic, joined a Trumpist crowd last Wednesday and reported on what they were saying. I found his report pretty revelatory, especially his profound perception of what happened as a “mass-delusion event,” one … Continue reading

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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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I once went out with a cop

A number of years ago I went out a couple of times with a cop. He was an unusual guy to be a sergeant in the NYPD. He had not only a college degree but an MA. He was a … Continue reading

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