Probes

Why Jean Meslier matters

By Max Fawcett | 2020 November 9

Max Fawcett searches for the prophet of atheism.

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Preserving Racism or Preserving History?

By Margaret Randall | 2020 September 10

Margaret Randall is thinking about statues, racism, and history.

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Ken Belford: A Personal and Literary Reminiscence

By John Harris | 2020 April 3

John Harris remembers poet Ken Belford.

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Once in Europa: What do the 2019 EU election results mean?

By Stan Persky | 2019 June 3

The rightwing populist tsunami didn’t happen; Greens blossom; Europe fragments, pro-EU majority maintained.

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Sonnet About Orpheus (Where)

By Stan Persky | 2019 May 20

Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land.

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Trump Prose Poem, a.k.a. Potus Takes a Snooze

By Stan Persky | 2019 April 14

POTUS takes a snooze.

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Alexander Meiklejohn: Free Speech Theorist, Teacher, and Activist

By R. J. Rowan | 2019 January 31

Bob Rowan tells a free speech story about a too-little-known American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn.

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After the Asshole Apocalypse

By Daniel Gawthrop | 2018 August 27

How to keep thinking during and after the Apocalypse. Dan Gawthrop has a few practical suggestions.

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Writing Old Age

By George Stanley | 2018 August 7

Old Age and Writing are disturbed by thought. Three George Stanley poems.

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Monday, Monday in Europe… You Gave Me No Warning

By Stan Persky | 2018 March 8

In Italy, La Dolce Vita turns sour; in Germany, “stability” is still in fashion; in Switzerland, yodel-oh.

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