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The Theatre of Terror

Skepsikyma
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3/25/2015 1:47:18 PM
Posted: 3 years 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.
"Partout ou vous verrez un autel, la se trouve la civilisation."
- Joseph de Maistre -

"Woe that I live in bitter days,
As God is setting like a sun
And in his place, as lord and slave,
Man raises forth his heinous throne."
- Translation of 'Rhyfel', by Hedd Wyn -

Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta
Garbanza
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3/25/2015 1:55:06 PM
Posted: 3 years 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: 3 years 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.
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Skepsikyma
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3/25/2015 2:00:19 PM
Posted: 3 years 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.
"Partout ou vous verrez un autel, la se trouve la civilisation."
- Joseph de Maistre -

"Woe that I live in bitter days,
As God is setting like a sun
And in his place, as lord and slave,
Man raises forth his heinous throne."
- Translation of 'Rhyfel', by Hedd Wyn -

Virtutem videant intabescantque relicta