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Hello, Non-America

nyti.ms/2DZufmq The WASP virtues … included a cosmopolitanism that was often more authentic than our own performative variety — a cosmopolitanism that coexisted with white man’s burden racism but also sometimes transcended it, because for every Brahmin bigot there was … Continue reading

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“They are female.”

“Maybe our leaders, who seem so quick to threaten violence or shut down the government, should spend some time with dairy cows. They are ponderous ships of milk. There are infinite births to attend. They slow time. They are female.” … Continue reading

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“Epistemic Skepticism”

“As an attitude…, epistemic skepticism consists in always second-guessing your own judgments — about yourself, other people and situations; always monitoring those judgments to make sure you’re seeing clearly, have the facts right, aren’t making any unfounded inferences or deceiving … Continue reading

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“With art comes empathy…”

“…With art comes empathy. It allows us to look through someone else’s eyes and know their strivings and struggles. It expands the moral imagination and makes it impossible to accept the dehumanization of others. When we are without art, we … Continue reading

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“We must…”

“We must resist the temptation to opt out of politics and to assume that nothing can be done in face of all the current ugliness, deception and corruption. Arendt’s lifelong project was to honestly confront and comprehend the darkness of … Continue reading

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“Through the eyes of a woman”

“It [rotolo] taught me a lot about Italian food. It also taught me to see food through the eyes of a woman. Rose [Rose Gray, the River Cafe’s co-owner] was incredible. She wasn’t a chef, but a self-taught cook at … Continue reading

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“The Rape of Dinah” (Genesis)

“If I were preaching the story of Dinah, I might simply ask, “How do you think she felt?” It’s a question that some men have never considered. Though some abusers are beyond the reach of compassion, I have in my … Continue reading

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