Posted by floatingbridge on April 19, 2011, at 0:13:53
In reply to Re: oh, whatever [w/a californian accent], posted by sigismund on April 18, 2011, at 21:24:40
> But Black Mass is my favourite book. The argument is that religion leaves patterns of thought that recur in different ways.
This makes perfect sense. Does he parse some of it out for the reader? Because it's xerox of the xerox of the redacted manuscript of the oral history that I find so muddled. Oh, then there are the
> The opening line is 'Modern politics is a chapter in the history of religion'. This has nothing to do with belief as such. Of
course America is a bit different. John Gray is British. I saw him at the Sydney Writers Festival. He is an old fashioned
conservative and now that I think of it, appeared on stage with an American old fashioned conservative, Andrew
Bacevich. Being old fashioned
conservatives makes them look very radical these days. It's all so confusing.
Yes. Well at least I'm confused. Some reviewer said something similar. I should look up Bacevich....
How is the u.s. a bit different from your perspective?
*a rose by any name