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O/T Interesting and worthwhile essays

Post by horace on Wed 31 May 2017, 07:39

These can be about life, culture and the times we live in. Rather than bury them in the US Presidential election or Oz politics thread I decided to create a new topic. I have been going through a spate of on line reading and found a number of interesting pieces.

HERE is one such article written by a journo reflecting on the death of two men and an injured third who intervened on a train when a white supremacist was abusing a young African American woman and a young Muslim woman. Well worth a read.

Will try and find another article based on an interview with a Republican Senator who has written a history about Lincoln.
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Post by horace on Wed 31 May 2017, 07:46

HERE is the second. Ben Sasse is a conservative and highly erudite Senator reflecting on the world we live in, our diminishing attention spans in this era of social media and Lincoln (among other pollies from that era). Qmy3, in particular may enjoy it.
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Post by lardbucket on Wed 31 May 2017, 12:55

The first essay is well argued ... but the words of the (survivor) poet and (dying) younger man are even more potent, IMO.

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Post by furriner on Wed 31 May 2017, 16:53

Horie the link to essay 2 leads to the same as the Portland knifing news story for me.
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Re: O/T Interesting and worthwhile essays

Post by horace on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 03:56

furriner wrote:Horie the link to essay 2 leads to the same as the Portland knifing news story for me.

Sorry Furri (construct another effigy for me!)

Try this. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/30/ben-sasse-trump-off-message-238924

Senator Sasse is that rarity - an intelligent, sensible and decent Tory.
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