Date of publication: 2017-09-04 17:38
Calcutta (spelt “Kolkata” today, but not by me) was from my first immersion in its heat and squalour, nearly half a century ago, perhaps my favourite city. It would be hard to explain why. In a sentence, it seemed the purgatorial convergence of all human realities in space and time. The city’s crumbling palaces completed the effect many juxtaposed with beggars’ hovels. (Now all is being crushed under glass and steel.) Too, I have a fierce if unaccountable love for the race (in the old ethnic sense) of Bengalis. Too, as I’d been fortunate to know from the start, it was the City of Teresa.
Trust in Providence is an attitude of mind, installed at conception, but later it becomes a choice. On this Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary we recall the place of choice in human history: of God’s choice of the path to redemption for fallen, sinful man. It was not our choice. God chose Mary and then, Mary chose God.
Also, wars can just as easily be seen as the lifeblood of republics especially if they 8767 re fighting to sustain their hard-won freedom from existential threat, much like we see in the modern, most recent iteration of the Christian-Muslim struggle, which you certainly allude to in your article.
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Example: Which monuments to once-admired historical figures should we blow up today? Or would melting them down be better? How to conceal those we’re not yet sure of, till we reach a decision? And should the pedestals also be removed, or re-used to mount new monuments to . Britney Spears? This is a pressing matter on which we’re all called to judgement, if not action.
But why waste time even trying to negotiate? An Indian concierge looked on me sadly said there was nothing he could do against “these animals.”
What does this incident demonstrate? Nothing very much, because it is the kind of thing that happens all the time in all wars. The other is different. I don't suppose that in telling it I can make it moving to you who read it, but I ask you to believe that it is moving to me, as an incident characteristic of the moral atmosphere of a particular moment in time.
Iran, the secretary of state alleged, “remains a leading sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods,” and therefore Trump “has directed a National Security Council-led interagency review of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that will evaluate whether suspension of sanctions related to Iran pursuant to the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name of the Iran nuclear deal) is vital to the national security interests of the United States.”
In the traditional opthalmic jargon the Greek word survived with its ancient etymology. It is a defect of vision, triggered by the sight of unpleasant things. The sufferer cannot see what he doesn’t want to see he gets a pain in his head when he looks. Alas, we have ceased to appreciate that psychological causes spawn physical effects that a mere eye-roll may induce the dysopic to dissolve. Pills will not cure what requires a goodly will.
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