Daily Archives: October 16, 2012

The Great Betrayal 9: Smoot-Hawley

In my latest reading of The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy, Pat Buchanan disputes the idea that the Smoot-Hawley tariff during the Hoover Administration exasperated the Great … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, History, Movies, Political Philosophy, Politics

Canon

I started Alexander Di Lella’s Anchor Bible commentary on The Wisdom of Ben Sira.  (Patrick Skehan provided the translation and the notes, whereas Di Lella wrote the Introduction and the commentary.)  Di Lella contends that Jesus Ben Sira published his … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Rabbinics, Religion, Sirach