Monthly Archives: June 2010

A Letter to the Editor – June 24, 2010

by George Anastaplo The current examination of the recent McChrystal silliness may be salutary.  It can remind our National Administration that it should stop worrying about winning the next election and should worry instead about winning the last one (that … Continue reading

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a letter to the Editor – June 6, 2010

by George Anastaplo The recent unfortunate Israeli exercise in response to a flotilla protesting its troubling blockade of Gaza can remind us of the provocative rocket attacks routinely launched into Israel from Gaza.  (Such missile attacks, whether or not lethal, … Continue reading

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To Become or not to Become: On Spiritual and Political Evolution

by George Anastaplo (Keynote Remarks, Hickory Humanities Forum – Lenoir-Rhyne UniversityWildacres Retreat – Little Switzerland, North Carolina – May 20, 2010) I. A cello concerto by Dmitry Yanov-Yavosky (who was born in Soviet-controlled Uzbekistan in 1963) was given its world … Continue reading

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On Travels Outward and Inward

by George Anastaplo (Hickory Humanities Forum, Lenoir-Rhyre UniversityWildacres Retreat – Little Switzerland, North Carolina – May 20, 2010) My wife regrets that she is not able to join us this year up here at Wildacres.  For a quarter-century now, this … Continue reading

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The Challenge of the “Occasion” – On How One May “Work”

by George Anastaplo (Preliminary Statement, Author Event, Seminary Cooperative Bookstore – May 13, 2010) I have been asked to say something about how I try to work as a scholar.  My book, The Christian Heritage: Problems and Prospects, builds upon … Continue reading

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Machiavelli, a Latter Day Gnostic?

by George Anastaplo (Conference on Niccolo Machiavelli – Basic Program Weekend – The University of Chicago – May 1, 2010) Niccolo Machiavelli is to the great philosophical tradition of the West what theological conjectures like the Gospel of Judas are … Continue reading

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Machiavelli on the Use and Abuse of “Property”

by George Anastaplo (Conference on Niccolo Machiavelli – Basic Program Weekend – The University of Chicago – May 1, 2010) I. Niccolo Machiavelli, the Master Realist, recognizes that the political man, in order to be effective, needs ample resources.  These … Continue reading

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