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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
Number of U.S. congressional districts in which trade with China has produced more jobs than it has cost:
Young bilingual children who learned one language first are likelier than monolingual children and bilingual children who learned languages simultaneously to say that a dog adopted by owls will hoot.
An Oklahoma legislative committee voted to defund Advanced Placement U.S. History courses, accusing the curriculum of portraying the United States as “a nation of oppressors and exploiters.”
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