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Daily Archives: March 2nd, 2012

The Master Race of Egalitarians

  JAMES P. writes: Bruce B. writes, “I think the essence of contemporary liberal thought is egalitarianism. To phrase it like Jim Kalb would, it’s ‘individual autonomy subject to the formal constraint of equality’ or we should all be equally free.” And you respond, “Yes, the idea of equality is so central to modern liberalism, […]

A British Portrait

    READ more about the Victorian portrait painter John Collier, who painted this portrait of his first wife Marion Huxley in 1883, here. After Marion’s early death, Collier married her sister. According to Wikipedia, the people he painted included:

Stargazing with My Father

  IN THE entry about children and the night sky, Alan writes: My father and I were not close, but the stars brought us together for a brief but wonderful time in our lives. When I was 13, he gave me a small telescope. A year later, he and I built a wooden carrying case […]