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A Tribute to Martin Luther King: Move over Lone Ranger

About twenty years ago, I attended a conference in California where we discussed the ideas of the famous 17th philosopher-scientist Francis Bacon. I learned much about him, but the greatest insight I gleaned was during a coffee break. I was … Continue reading

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The Columbus Day Debate

(This essay was originally published as “Don’t junk Columbus and other heroes,” in the Providence Journal on October 13, 2014.) Like the celebration of Thanksgiving, which has been squeezed severely by the commercialism of Halloween at one end and Christmas … Continue reading

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