"To Study Philosophy Is To Learn to Die," one of Salvador Dalí’s little-known and sublime 1947 illustrations for the essays of Montaigne.
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Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def has undergone the standard procedure performed daily at Guantanamo Bay as a show of solidarity and to raise awareness of the detainee’s plight. The headline “hunger striking detainees force fed” might be easy to ignore but the images in this video are not.
For Bush, as for many other people, killing human beings in wars exists outside the realm of morality. Morality is the area of abortions, gay marriage, shoplifting, fornicating, or discriminating. Remember when Bush said that a singer’s suggestion that he didn’t care about black people was the worst moment in his presidency? Racism may be understood by Bush as a question of morality. Mass murder not so much. Bush’s mother remarked that war deaths were not worthy of troubling her beautiful mind. Asked why he’d lied about Iraqi weapons, George W. Bush asked what difference it made. Well, 1.4 million dead bodies, but who’s counting?