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Elizabeth McAlister in The Immanent Frame: This speech form is known as imprecatory prayer, from the Latin, imprecate, “invoking evil or divine vengeance; cursing.” The use of scripture as a form of imprecatory prayer has long been covertly practiced by... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at 3quarksdaily
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Steven Shapin in Boston Review: Can science make you good? Of course it can’t, some will be quick to say—no more than repairing cars or editing literary journals can. Why should we think that science has any special capacity for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at 3quarksdaily
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Martin Kettle in The Guardian's Comment is free: Thomas Cromwell is the politician of the moment. We seem entranced by him. How cunning and deep he is. How clever and calculating. With what skill he acquires, husbands and uses his... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 3quarksdaily
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Francis FitzGibbon in London Review of Books: Zakat, the Quranic obligation on Muslims to give alms for the relief of poverty, is one of the five pillars of Islam. The Holy Land Foundation (HLF), founded in 1988 by American citizens... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at 3quarksdaily
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Erica Wald on Dissertation Reviews: Between 1880 and 1940, the association between alcohol and the Indian nation shifted dramatically. Eric Colvard’s work examines the lesser-studied role of temperance within Indian nationalism, exploring the history of nationalism (and nation-construction) through the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at 3quarksdaily
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Sulome Anderson in The Atlantic: It’s hard to listen to a psychiatrist who sounds so broken. I expect a mental-health provider to seem healthy, detached. But even over the phone, the weariness in Dr. Brown’s voice is palpable. “This is... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at 3quarksdaily
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Maggie Jones in the New York Times Magazine: That night, Klunder and her friends passed plates of bibimbap (rice topped with meat and vegetables), soondubu jjigae (tofu stew) and pa jun (scallion pancake) around the table and ordered bottles of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Chrissie Giles in mosaic: “She kept saying to me, ‘It’s going to be fine, isn’t it?’ And I’m saying, ‘We’ll do everything we can, let’s just do a few tests and figure out what’s going on.’ At that stage in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Mujib Mashal in Bloomberg Businessweek: In a few minutes we reach the compound of the 1st Battalion 9th Marines—“The Walking Dead,” as a yellow logo proclaims inside one of its rooms. The U.S. Marines packed up a year ago, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Jenni Marsh in South China Morning Post Magazine: "My husband is the best Chinese chef in Zambia," says Liu Xiuyi, a former takeaway employee from Chongqing. "Whenever the president has Chinese guests in Lusaka, my husband is hired to cook... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Samuel Moyn in Dissent: A powerful wave of historians insist, however, that federalism was no flash in the pan. They contend that the nation-state was not inevitable, especially when it was time for France to decolonize in Africa. These historians... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Emily T. Troscianko on the Centre for Medical Humanities blog: Image credit: Gerrit Dou, The Dropsical Woman (detail), c. 1663 It was a surprise, and a fairly depressing one, especially given how much interest philosophical questions of ethics in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Freddie deBoer on his blog: The Aftermath (via reddit). By Carlos Latuff We are having a series of loud, impassioned, righteous conversations about questions like “Should people murder?” and “Should we have the right to publish cartoons?” We’re debating, in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Jeffrey J. Williams in the Chronicle of Higher Education: Literary criticism once had an outsize reach, influencing the terms and concepts of disciplines like art and legal studies. With it came an outsize ego. During the 1970s and 80s, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Robert Pogue Harrison in the NYRB blog: The Pope spoke not of dogs but of all of God’s creatures. Where does that leave humankind? To call us a species among others is both correct and misleading, for whether by divine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Ben Montgomery in Miami Herald: The pressure on Kimmerle, 40, was intense. The associate professor of forensic anthropology was scorned by some academics, watched by Panhandle lawmakers. County officials complained about the bad publicity. The local newspaper publisher called her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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John Lanchester in the New Yorker: The specifics of how my mother came to be interested in cooking are unusual. She’s the only person I know who learned to make beef Stroganoff as part of the decompression process after running... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Matt Connolly in Washington Monthly: In 1925, one of college football’s biggest stars did the unthinkable. Harold “Red” Grange, described by the famous sportswriter Damon Runyan as “three or four men rolled into one for football purposes,” decided to leave... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Douglas Greenberg in the Los Angeles Review of Books: William Deresiewicz is angry about the miseducation of young people at the nation’s most prestigious universities. He has written a book on the subject, and he thinks we all should be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at 3quarksdaily
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Joe Pinsker in The Atlantic: One hundred years ago, “Colored” was the typical way of referring to Americans of African descent. Twenty years later, in the time of W.E.B. Du Bois, it was purposefully dropped to make way for “Negro.”... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at 3quarksdaily
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Stephanie McCrummen in the Washington Post: On his 26th morning of independence, Kelvin Cook made a huge pot of coffee and ate oatmeal off a plate. His Social Security check had not arrived and he was down to $5. He... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at 3quarksdaily
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Greg Grandin in Salon: Operation Just Cause was carried out unilaterally, sanctioned neither by the United Nations nor the Organization of American States (OAS). In addition, the invasion was the first post-Cold War military operation justified in the name of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at 3quarksdaily
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Nabila Rahhal in Citiscope (via Digg): A few months ago, a tiny car carrying a big message rolled into 26 cities and towns across Lebanon. The Smart car was covered with images of a driver’s license, diploma, utility meter and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2014 at 3quarksdaily
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By Ullekh NP in Open The Magazine: Kumud Singh has had an unusual childhood. Born into the royal family of Darbhanga, also known as the Khandavala dynasty, in the early 1980s, her early childhood memories are of growing up on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at 3quarksdaily
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Sandip Roy at NPR: The British are long gone from Calcutta, but they left behind the fruitcake. The West jokes about indestructible fruitcake as the gift that keeps on giving, but Calcutta — the old British capital — embraces it.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2014 at 3quarksdaily