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Election Day Thoughts

“Cultures are constituted by the union of the living and the dead in rituals of living memory. Never before … has the authority of the past been sacrificed with a more conscious effort of forgetfulness. Forgetfulness is now the curricular … Continue reading

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Memory and Tradition

“The appeal to tradition is not a mere remembrance of the past; it involves rather the recognition of a cultural heritage which belongs to all of humanity. Indeed it may be said that it is we who belong to the … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht

80 years ago today. Since the liberation of the death camps 70 years ago we have repeated the mantra that we would never forget. In too many places today, not only is the memory fading, but the evil we swore … Continue reading

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