Here are the Blogs in the NER category.
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Theodore Dalrymple (January 2015) Just over twelve years ago, I was waiting outside a court to give my evidence in a case of murder. There was another expert witness outside waiting to give his evidence, too, and we fell to talking. I explained what I did, and asked him what he did. ‘Oh,’ ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 8:38 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by G. Murphy Donovan (January 2015) “I don’t describe the future. I try to prevent it.” – RB Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) is best known for science fiction or fantasy. His strong suit was actually irony, the kind of satire that isn’t as funny as it is menacing. Fahrenheit 451, arguably his most ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 8:32 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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Heidegger, Wittgenstein and servility by David Wemyss (January 2014) In his early masterpiece, Being and Time, Heidegger begins by introducing an apparently trite but ultimately earth-shattering idea. It’s this: human beings do what they do, and say what they say. They have virtually no capacity ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 8:28 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Louis René Beres (January 2015) Theory is a net. Only those who cast will catch. In an important work of contemporary philosophy and social science, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas S. Kuhn articulates the vital idea of “paradigm.” By this idea, which has obvious parallels ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 8:25 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014
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by Theodore Dalrymple (January 2015) Men who bestride their academic disciplines and institutions like colossi are soon forgotten, in part because these days there are simply too many disciplines and too many institutions for them all to be remembered as they deserve and as their work merits. Names ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2014 8:20 AM by NER
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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by Geoffrey Clarfield (December 2014) This year the Jewish festival of Hanukkah lasts from December 16 until the 24. It will be celebrated for a full eight days with one candle lit each night until all eight shine on the eighth day. Jews in the US, Israel (where it is a national holiday) and around ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 1:51 PM by NER
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Thursday, 11 December 2014
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by Jerry Gordon (December 2014) The Second Benghazi Select Committee Hearing on “Reviewing Efforts to Secure U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and Personnel” endeavored to see whether the Accountability Review Board’s (ARB) 29 recommendations had been implemented to secure High Threat Posts following ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2014 11:47 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014
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by Richard Kostelanetz (December 2014) Conceptually both impressive and attractive, the White Light Festival sponsored by Lincoln Center offered the best mostly of several kinds of music. Opening with Philharmonic Berliners performing J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, which is a tough act to follow, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2014 6:13 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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Fixed. Thank-you all for your patience. The Lexcentrics Team. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2014 11:21 AM by Lexcentrics
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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We are aware that the December Crossword is not displaying all of the grid. This is NOT an additional element to the puzzle to add to your Christmas fun (or frustration) but is a technical hitch that we are working to correct. Please accept our apologies and bear with us for a little while longer. We ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2014 10:00 AM by Lecentrics
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Monday, 1 December 2014
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Keith Simmonds has won our crosswrod competition for November. Congratulations Keith! Our new puzzle should be along soon. Good luck everyone! ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2014 1:39 PM by NER
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Monday, 1 December 2014
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by Louis René Beres (December 2014) Somewhat like war, Islamic terrorism is founded upon assorted fantasies of redemption through sacrifice. Today, the universal Jihadist rallying cry, "We love death," animates much of what is presented publicly as "liberation" or "self-determination,"1 and is ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2014 1:33 PM by NER
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Monday, 1 December 2014
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by Jerry Gordon and Mike Bates (December 2014) On November 22, 2014, Vice President Biden met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. The agenda was ‘consultation’ with this alleged “valued ally” of the Administration. To ease the conversation, Biden announced at a joint press ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2014 12:24 PM by NER
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Saturday, 29 November 2014
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by Jerry Gordon (December 2014) The Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11-12, 2012 in which four Americans lost their lives under mysterious circumstances has gone through more twists and turns of opaque testimony and disclosures than even those in the Watergate Hearings in 1973. The Watergate ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2014 1:27 PM by NER
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Saturday, 29 November 2014
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by David Asia (December 2014) I went outside at two am To give the dog her break. Above, Orion straddled the black, Starlit fields of sky,  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2014 9:49 AM by NER
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Saturday, 29 November 2014
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by Bibhu Padhi (December 2014) for Anjana Basu   There’re colours I fail to describe, movements that suddenly instill the old, inherited fears in me.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2014 9:45 AM by NER
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Saturday, 29 November 2014
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by Thomas Ország-Land (December 2014)   1. A Pledge in the Ghetto   A grieving 5-year old promised her rabbit: Don't cry, little one! When the soldiers come to grab you... I won’t leave you.  more>>>   ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2014 9:40 AM by NER
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Saturday, 29 November 2014
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by Arnapurna Rath (December 2014) In the sealed envelopes of time, I sent many a letter, application, song, or rhyme, to addresses that I had only travelled, in the space of my dreams  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2014 9:36 AM by NER
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Saturday, 29 November 2014
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by Hannah Messinger (December 2014) I realized that I had always been a spiritual being, Letting the earth keep me tongue tied, Holding my breath as I prayed in my head  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2014 9:33 AM by NER
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Saturday, 29 November 2014
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by Len Krisak (December 2014) There had been signs, if only we had known. A man said we were dining all alone. The papers shrank from news not fit to print.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2014 9:27 AM by NER
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