New Pope Francis


Why do I think the Vatican insiders are going to eat this guy alive? I’m sure it means nothing, but I like the new Pope’s face. Isn’t that how visual information works, though? Visual information is necessary, but insufficient. Politics comes “after.” That’s me, being liberal and “sentimental.” Anshel Pfeffer may have got it right at HaaretzPeople in Rome today are talking about his kind face and how they will like having his picture on the wall, instead of Benedict XVI’s harsh visage. But neither his countenance nor his humility will help him in his gargantuan task. We’ll have to see what’s “behind” the face.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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2 Responses to New Pope Francis

  1. Jon Awbrey says:

    Looks a little like Ed Asner …

  2. Charles Arian says:

    Well as Lenny Bruce said, Italians are Jewish, and though he is Argentinean his parents were from Italy/

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