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November 22, 2016

The nation state is a modern invention. Swaths of territory form a country which belongs not to the king but to the people. The bond tying the people together and making them sovereign is not the same as that which bound the monarchy, and beyond it the aristocracy, nam...

November 15, 2016

In the old days, when Aristotle was around, philosophy embraced science; and the gods, as Homer put it, though gods, were conspicuous. With the Roman Empire the mind of western man, at least, turned to engineering and the army. But then the Roman Empire collapsed and a...

November 8, 2016

The answer to that question is no. But then, did not Balaam thus prophesize when he said the Israelites are a people that shall dwell alone?

Dwelling alone is not the curse it may seem. In the old days it meant that Israel would not be an imperial power, not set out to...

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Israel's capital, he told them,

Is sure and true Jerusalem.

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