The truth is that no thinker worth remembering has some monolithic “project” to undertake; all express a personality inevitably double, and full of the tensions and contradictions that touch any real life. Voltaire was greedy,[…]
“My father, of blessed memory, was an educator, and he told me to be very careful with the students that are sent to the office because one day you will have to go see them[…]
You have to be careful with your fundamentalism, because when you overstate your case, it can be so easily refuted. Rabbi Josh Yuter, “Biblical Criticism and Orthodox Judaism“ Yutopia Podcast #101 (27 February 2013).
It is in the nature of intellectual life – and part of its value – to gravitate toward the extreme alternative position, since that is usually the one most in need of articulation…. We want[…]