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The Theatre of Terror

Skepsikyma
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3/25/2015 1:47:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/25/2015 1:38:04 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Fantastic article: http://www.theguardian.com...

Agreed. This agrees with another source on world politics that I enjoy.
"Whatever else is evil, the pride of a good mother in the beauty of her daughter is good. It is one of those adamantine tendernesses which are the touchstones of every age and race. If other things are against it, other things must go down. If landlords and laws and sciences are against it, landlords and laws and sciences must go down. With the red hair of one she-urchin in the gutter I will set fire to all modern civilization."
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Garbanza
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3/25/2015 1:55:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/25/2015 1:47:18 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 3/25/2015 1:38:04 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Fantastic article: http://www.theguardian.com...

Agreed. This agrees with another source on world politics that I enjoy.

I suppose it all is just for enjoyment. I have this friend who keeps worrying that she "should" keep up to date on world news and I always say why? If you don't enjoy it.
ConservativePolitico
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3/25/2015 1:58:44 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/25/2015 1:55:06 PM, Garbanza wrote:
At 3/25/2015 1:47:18 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 3/25/2015 1:38:04 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Fantastic article: http://www.theguardian.com...

Agreed. This agrees with another source on world politics that I enjoy.

I suppose it all is just for enjoyment. I have this friend who keeps worrying that she "should" keep up to date on world news and I always say why? If you don't enjoy it.

It's good to know what's going on in the world so you a) know why things are happening in your community around you (gas prices, heightened police activity etc) and b) it helps for you to form valid opinions on current events. It's hard to make a claim about the Iranian nuclear deal talks if you don't know the situation in Yemen, Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. It's all intertwined.
Skepsikyma
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3/25/2015 2:00:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/25/2015 1:55:06 PM, Garbanza wrote:
At 3/25/2015 1:47:18 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 3/25/2015 1:38:04 PM, dylancatlow wrote:
Fantastic article: http://www.theguardian.com...

Agreed. This agrees with another source on world politics that I enjoy.

I suppose it all is just for enjoyment. I have this friend who keeps worrying that she "should" keep up to date on world news and I always say why? If you don't enjoy it.

I find it interesting; it's this particular source that I enjoy. To begin with, he comes from a country which is like the Switzerland of Central Asia, so he has a very neutral view, and he's also extremely intelligent and knowledgeable himself.

His other bit on terrorism:

It's good that I enjoy learning about it, but I also see it as a civic duty which every person ought to engage in.
"Whatever else is evil, the pride of a good mother in the beauty of her daughter is good. It is one of those adamantine tendernesses which are the touchstones of every age and race. If other things are against it, other things must go down. If landlords and laws and sciences are against it, landlords and laws and sciences must go down. With the red hair of one she-urchin in the gutter I will set fire to all modern civilization."
- G. K. Chesterton -