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The Tragedy of One

“We must never make the problem of pain worse than it is by vague talk about the ‘unimaginable sum of human misery…’ There is no such thing as a sum of suffering, for no one suffers it. When we have … Continue reading

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Breadth of Life

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – 19th-century philosopher John Stuart Mill (para.)  “I think it is one of the tragedies of our nation, one of the shameful tragedies, that eleven … Continue reading

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The Myth of Kinship

“We imply, and often believe, that habitual vices are exceptional single acts, and make the opposite mistake about our virtues – like the bad tennis player who calls his normal form his ‘bad days’ and mistakes his rare successes for … Continue reading

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God, the Father

You asked for a loving God: you have one…. Not a senile benevolence that drowsily wished you to be happy in your own way, not the cold philanthropy of a conscientious magistrate, not the care of a host who feels … Continue reading

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