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Our Past, Look Away, Look Away

We began this week with the news that a new n-word-scrubbed edition of Huckleberry Finn is being published.  The reaction in most places where literary people congregate was mostly negative.  Huckleberry Finn has been considered controversial ever since it was … Continue reading

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Who speaks for earth?

On this day in 1996 we lost Carl Sagan.  Dr. Sagan was one of those rare scientists who could explain difficult scientific concepts to non-scientists in a compelling and understandable way without dumbing it down and without a trace of … Continue reading

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The Wealth of a Nation

“Let me tell you about the very rich.  They are different from you and me.  They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in … Continue reading

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