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All About Evil

All About Evil

In the light of London and so much else, I again turned to another of the best books of the past decade, along with Amin Maalouf’s On Identity, referred to in more depth in my English and ESL Blog recently. This other book is Jonathan Glover’s Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century (Pimlico edition 2001). The head link here is to psychologist of the mind and language Steven Pinker, a review first published in the New York Times. Pinker wrote:
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David Malouf

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There are some pretty amazing thinkers in the Catholic Church, which I must recognise despite my reservations — some of them shared, I should add, with many Catholics. Take “Poetry and the language of faith in Australia” by Father Anthony Kelly, CssR:
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Posted by on July 13, 2005 in Australia and Australian, book reviews, Christianity, Fiction, literary theory/criticism, OzLit, reminiscing, Top read, writers