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Paris Park, Prison, Mosque — Why Does This Country Create Monsters?

Michel Foucault, of course, wrote about hospitals and prisons. This article, which you can read here in the NYT, describes the so-called Buttes-Chaumont group at the center of the current-recent mayhem in Paris. Plotting out local and international networks, the article reads like … Continue reading

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10,000 Soldiers 600,000 French Jews

According to the NYT this morning, which you can read here,  the French government is committing 10,000 soldiers to protect Jewish and other “sensitive” sites. A welcome gesture to be sure, but what does it mean to say about the … Continue reading

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After Paris — Islam (& Violence)

What’s a liberal to think about Islam and violence except to hold two thoughts together simultaneously? In other words, I don’t see how one can reduce Islam to this act of horrific violence, just as I don’t understand claims that … Continue reading

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