Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

Alex Karras

I just learned that football player and actor Alex Karras has passed on.  I mainly know Karras as George, the adoptive father of Webster Long in the 1980’s sitcom, Webster.  I used to watch this show on Friday nights, and … Continue reading

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The Great Betrayal 3

I have three items for today’s write-up on Pat Buchanan’s The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy. 1.  Edward Gresser argues in Freedom from Want that free trade … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, History, Political Philosophy, Politics

Gentile (Christian?) Idolatry

I finished Idolatry, by Moshe Halbertal and Avishai Margalit.  I have two items, both pertaining to the issue of Gentile idolatry. 1.  On pages 210-213, Halbertal and Margalit talk about the question of whether Judaism considered Christians to be idolaters, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Rabbinics, Religion