Light posting today since I’m going to be otherwise occupied, but here are a few items,
Several people have referred me to this article on Redeker, Philosophers demand help for teacher on run from Islam threats
More than 20 stars of the French intellectual world appealed yesterday to the Government to do more to help. They included the philosophers Bernard-Henri Lévy, Alain Finkielkraut and André Glucksmann. M Redeker, who is on the editorial board of Les Temps Modernes, a review founded by Jean-Paul Sartre, has said that he cannot afford to pay for his accommodation and other costs in hiding.
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His supporters deplored what they said was cowardice in the face of Islamic extremism. “A handful of fanatics are brandishing supposed religious laws to throw into question in our country the most fundamental liberties,” they said.
You can read my (very rough) translation of the Redeker article.
Tonight on 60 Minutes: Bob Woodward’s State o’ Denial. Elephants in Academia’s asking So who’s the real Queen of Denial?
What kind of monster could do this?
Elephants in Academia has a few thoughts on when The devil comes to Paradise
To avoid ending in a note of despair, here’s the third movement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3, via Denny