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Top Ten Public Intellectuals All Muslim, Foreign Policy Journal

The US-based international affairs Foreign Policy journal has recently ranked at least ten Muslims in its survey of the world’s top public intellectuals. They occupy the first ten places, in … Continue reading

29 June, 2008 · 4 Comments

The psychology of tikkun

Tikkun in Hebrew means to mend or heal, and tikkun olam (pronounced tee-koon oh-luhm) means “world repair” or to repair the world. It is the title of one of my … Continue reading

2 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"