James M. Martin's Blog – July 2010 Archive (2)

Of a Salamander in Eden: The Obfuscatory Illogicalities of Doctor David Berlinski

One of the very few joys of chemotherapy, I’ve learned, is the opportunity it offers for catching up on one’s long-overdue reading. I usually take to the cancer ward as I call the infusion room at my clinic, a couple of “readers’” magazines, and until the antihistamine kicks in (added to the saline solution to ward off such complications of Treanda as flush and flashes of heat in the head, even difficulty…

Added by James M. Martin on July 23, 2010 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Give Anarchy a Chance

"I don't wanna be a politician, Mama/I don't want to lie...." --John Lennon

What kind of governments will we have, if any, in a post-religious era? Yes, the question pre-supposes an enlightened time when Lennon's Dream will be fact, when almost everyone agrees that there's "no hell below us/Above us only sky." I would even settle for something like the quasi-utopian world that already exists in Scandinavia, according to Ed Doerr (reviewing a book by Phil… Continue

Added by James M. Martin on July 18, 2010 at 10:18am — 4 Comments



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