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Lorelei by Sylvia Plath

      Lorelei Poem by Sylvia Plath, 1958   It is no night to drown in: A full moon, river lapsing Black beneath bland mirror-sheen,   The blue water-mists dropping Scrim after scrim like fishnets Though fishermen are sleeping,   The massive castle turrets Doubling themselves in a glass All stillness. Yet these shapes […]

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Our wild party politics

In the politics of these just barely United States, both the Republican and the Democratic party are “liberal” in the broad sense that they value liberty or freedom from state domination. They differ however in wanting liberty in different domains of life. In short, Republicans want liberty in the economic domain, but aim to regulate […]

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Concerned to conserve

Quite a curious conservative I am, in two ways at least. One has to do with everyone’s world, the second with my own personal place in it. It’s easier to talk about everyone’s world; you belong to it too, whoever you may be. I have tried many ways to put my concern into action. Upon […]

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