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How does one 'read' the present?


Mar 20 2006
01:57 pm

I am curious about others’ general thoughts about what our societies value, hopefully supported by reference to events, developments in contemporary society, etc.

To see something like the Barmen Declaration emerge in advance of what came to pass in Germany in the late 30s and 40s really illumines the importance of ‘reading’ the present. Whatever tools we have to do so may be scant, though perhaps discussion about the present may enhance our capacities.