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New biographies of Rousseau and Voltaire help us appreciate how
very fragile the eighteenth century's great movement of ideas was, and how remarkable it is that the Enlightenment not only survived but flourished.

Arthur Danto talks about art in America, the rise of pluralism and how The Nation changed his life.

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution details the story of Foucault's induction into journalism as a political correspondent in Iran.

A new biography of one of the Enlightment's most remarkable thinkers.

Reflections on the centenary of the birth of Jean-Paul Sarte.

A biography of Utilitarian philosopher Henry Sidgwick sheds new light on life in the Victorian era.

"I am very happy to see so many flowers here and that is why I want to remind you that flowers, by themselves, have no power whatsoever, other than the power of men and women who protect them and

Defending Rumsfeld, Bush says Rummy's great,
That as a planner he has been first rate--
Respected in the White House and the ranks.

If many strangers die all at once, as in the tragedy of the tsunami or the Rwanda massacre or a war like the one in Iraq, it is a moral problem, to be dealt with through politics or philosophy.

As war threatened Europe in the 1930s, a physicist turned to a psychiatrist to help understand the impending violence.