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The Week with… Liberty and Wild Horses

15 August, 2011 от · No comments

Photo: Christinamari If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell (1903-1950) Photo: Mara 1 Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. Man is born free and everywhere he is […]

Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

14 February, 2011 от · 26 comments

Peter Cowlam Photo: Wonderlane ‘I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia.’ Jorge Luis Borges Berkeley, who was Bishop of Cloyne in 1734, denied the existence of matter in a reply to Locke (1632–1704), whose conception of the universe was Newtonian and mechanistic, a place where material bodies […]