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Acting the Part

Acting the Part  When I was newly arrived in Paris as a young Fulbright Scholar, I was invited to have lunch at the home of the Israeli ambassador to France.  He was my mother’s first cousin.  Hence the invitation.  We … Continue reading

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“Being Torn Apart–as a Method”

Being Torn Apart — as a Method Rene Descartes, the reputed “founder of modern philosophy,” held that the most important thing in life and thought – the thing without which nothing of significance can happen – is to have a … Continue reading

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