Archive for August, 2010

God and Creation

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

[This is a section – which I take to be within the limits of fair use – from a book by the late Oxford theologian Herbert McCabe, OP – “God Matters” (London, 1987 – the title is at least a triple pun).  It’s part of a larger argument in which McCabe, a Wittgensteinian Marxist, was […]

Ending the war

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

The Long War for oil in the Greater Middle East – from Palestine to Pakistan and from Central Asia to the Horn of Africa – has produced some heroes: Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and their associates. But we won’t have won until Obama, Clinton, Gates et al. are in cells in The Hague, awaiting trial […]


Saturday, August 7th, 2010

On August 6, 1945, the U.S. detonated an atomic weapon in a defeated Japan, killing 150,000 people. Three days later, a different sort of atomic bomb was dropped on another defenseless city, killing another 75,000. If there is an argument for the attack on Hiroshima, there can be none for that on Nagasaki – a […]

“Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.” –Noam Chomsky