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Religion as Magic, Green Balderdash, and a Profusion of PhDs
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  • TommyTwo

    “The Wind Rises,” by famed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, has earned a nomination for an Academy Award. The awards are administered by the US-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. There’s nothing noteworthy about this on the face of it, but our regular readers will remember that this movie has stirred controversy for being “a biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, an aeronautical engineer whose contribution to the world was a killing machine [the Zero fighter], which was used to devastating effect during World War II.”

    Amidst the rising climate of tension in East Asia, the provocations mount. The game of thrones continues. TommyTwo will be watching.


  • Anthony

    40 more maps that explain the world may give added background to some of what may have been missed (Max Fisher, Jan. 13. http://www.washimgtonpost.com)

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