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Boston Marathon Murders: ‘No Man is an Island’ Conflict Poem by John Donne (1572-1631)

I am this morning, after the murders in Boston, reminded of John Donne’s marvelous poem ‘No Man is an Island’ that also inspired the title and theme of Ernest Hemingway’s (1899-1961) book about the Spanish Civil War: ‘For Whom the … Continue reading

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No Man is an Island: Conflict Poem by John Donne (1571-1632)

In this era of extreme individualism and contempt for society as a living whole, it is good to recall John Donne’s famous poem:  No Man Is An Island No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Congo…..

We read the news of all the killing that is happening in the world, in all the conflicts, and we remember that killing in places like the Congo (3.8 million deaths since 1998) doesn’t even get reported. And, if we … Continue reading

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