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Today we are searching for the common ground upon which humans of all origins and faiths can meaningfully meet to contemplate the world, ready to acquire their own history from anew, to clean it and to transform it, but not to surrender it. . .
No one who is religious comes to philosophy, for he does not need it. No one who truly philosophizes is religious; he walks without strings to lead him–dangerously, but in freedom.
–Karl Jaspers, Der philosophische Glaube angesichts der Offenbarung p. 17 (1962) (S.H. transl.)
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Acres of hemp grown by “patriotic‚” U.S. farmers in 1942 at the behest of the U.S. government:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
Greenpeace apologized after activists accidentally defaced the site of Peru’s 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines when they unfurled cloth letters reading “time for change” near the ancient sand drawings. “We fully understand,” the group wrote in a statement, “that this looks bad.”
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“I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.”