Monthly Archives: November 2015

Free Expression

“Freedom of speech means freedom for those you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.” Wise words from US lawyer, … Continue reading

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Terror

“Dressed in the lion’s skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.” From the fables of the French seventeenth century poet, Jean de la Fontaine. After the murderous outrages in Paris on Friday, we ask: who now are the asses, … Continue reading

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Future Past

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” The words of George Orwell were eerily true in the dystopian world of 1984, and chillingly ever more true in our own times. For those of … Continue reading

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The Beginning

“If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.” So said Galileo Galilei. Plato himself thought the beginning the most important part of the work. Thus the question, how is the … Continue reading

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