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SOME PERCEPTIVE COMMENTATORS
ON CURRENT AFFAIRS IN 2020

Steve Sailer
Barbara Kay
Theodore Dalrymple
John Derbyshire
Heather MacDonald
Victor Davis Hanson
Frank Furedi
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KENNETH WESTHUES
Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for February 2020:

Classic:
Sport is a seductive metaphor (life as a game in which we gain victory through hard work, discipline, and visualizing success), but the older metaphor of farming (life as hard labor that is subject to weather and quirks of blind fate and may return no reward whatsoever and don't be surprised) is still in our blood, especially those of us raised on holy scriptures.
— Garrison Keillor in National Geographic, July 2009, p.74.

 

Direct:
The truth of the human situation is twofold and will ever remain so. We are both powerful and powerless in the face of nature. Our goal must be to bring out the best in both us and it.
First Sociology, 1982, p. 318.

Garden moment for February 2020:

Throughout the American South, the shrub called Turk's Cap or Sleeping Hibiscus (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) brightens the winter months with delicate, modest flowers. It flourishes with no human care at all.


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