hard heads soft hearts

a scratch pad for half-formed thoughts by a liberal political junkie who's nobody special. ''Hard Heads, Soft Hearts'' is the title of a book by Princeton economist Alan Blinder, and tends to be a favorite motto of neoliberals, especially liberal economists.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Three quick links, which taken together provide a good conversation between modernist & traditional views of life:

1. John Taylor Gatto, Education & The Western Spiritual Tradition

2. Richard Feynman, The Relation of Science and Religion

3. Joseph Campbell, The Impact of Science on Myth (big file, download as zip)

and then a fourth, a beautiful, transcendant story by JRR Tolkien, Leaf By Niggle

Not particularly relevant, but here is a collection of three quite old Prem Panicker essays which I have always really liked: The Call Of Your Roots, My Father's Son and Happily Ever After!.

Happy reading!