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I just read the interview with Matt Hale and it is the best interviews of the man I have yet read. Matt Sharkey did a great job. Slick racists like him all have their party line down solid and it can be really hard to keep after them with hardball questions but Sharkey pulled it off well. I webmaster The Holocaust History Project and over the last five years have taken more than a passing interest in hate groups and how they function...kudos.
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|KEVIN CAREY ON THE ECLIPSE: In the Fifth Century BC, Anaxagoras, a Greek philosopher - in that broad sense of the word we now only rarely use - explained the phenomena of moonshine and the solar eclipse.
As has been customary throughout the ages in dealings between philosophers and politicians, what he said had absolutely no effect on public policy, to such an extent that a century later Alexander the Great almost lost his war with Persia because of an eclipse.
But, then, what could you expect from the man that so enraged Diogenes - he of the barrel - that he put his life in danger by telling the Emperor to get out of his light.
Indeed when philosophers depart from what we now think of as their calling, the purified concern with the meaning of life, and dabble in warfare and politics they come a cropper; one only has to think of Archimedes' death in the siege of Syracuse as the result of his interest in the mechanics of war machines; he should have stuck to his Principles and jumping in and out of his bath.
This week sees a major solar eclipse which is a kind of heavenly bodies curtain raiser to the Millennium. At least one can say of the eclipse that it something to look at whereas the Millennium was just an excuse for a massive binge. I say "was" because two years ago the consensus was that it would be almost impossible to hire anything bigger than a crofter's cottage on December 31st 1999 and there would certainly not be a single unoccupied cover at a restaurant...
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