The Invented Antagonism

The hallmark of a 19th or 20th century (or 21st century) debate about religion is a focus on origins. This began with Darwin’s The Origin of Species, in relation to people, but over the 20th century, this fixation on origins…

Neustadt Prize Nomination: Don Paterson

  This year I’ve had the honor of joining the jury for the Neustadt International Prize in Literature, called by some the “American Nobel.” As a juror, I was given the opportunity to nominate one creative writer (poet, novelist, or dramatist)…

Poetry and Chess

  I was perusing YouTube for new movie trailers, as I do sometimes in between cases at work. Confession: I never intend to go watch the flick unless it’s a new Bond or new Star Wars, since the trailers are usually…

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