Monthly Archives For December 2011

A Year of Revolution

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In a year of revolution, causes have been easier to identify than consequences. In 1989, following the end of the Cold War, the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama wrote in The End of History? of the…

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Films of the Year 2011

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Films of the Year Archive After a disappointing year in 2010, this year was considerably better at the movies. There were a number of big disappointments (I’m thinking mainly of Terrence Malick, Lynne Ramsay, Gus…

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A Christmas Prayer

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Baby Jesus, mild and meek Grant us all an outlook bleak Guarantee a life austere Misery throughout the year Baby Jesus, barely born Look upon a world forlorn Billions facing daily strife Promise them an…

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