Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bits and Pieces - January 21, 2015

Why Vladimir Putin should be invited to the Auschwitz memorial ceremony. Russia needs to confront all parts of its past.

France is proposing a limitation on United Nations Security Council vetoes. It's unlikely to go far and narrowly defined, but a step toward thinking differently about the Security Council's inability to act.

Was the civil rights movement a revolution? If a revolution means a major shift in power, yes. But not completed yet.

The best critique of the response to the State of the Union address, both in general and this latest one.

First-person narrative of the separatist tendencies in the religious right. I'm not sure I agree with all of it, but parts are persuasive.

When Americans ate horse meat.

1 comment:

Charles Cameron (hipbone) said...

Fascinating. I knew Elizabeth Anscombe while at Oxford -- extraordinary woman, she was among other things one of Wittgenstein's three literary executors, and editor of Philosophical Investigations. Oh, but I have stories..