Moral Figures: Jesus vs. Hitler

Before the mid 20th century Jesus Christ was the most potent moral figure in the Western imagination. We decided collectively what goodness was with reference to him. Whether or not you were a believer, his moral authority was pretty much unimpeachable. Since 1945 the most potent moral figure in Western culture has been Adolf Hitler,…

Latin Quarter of Paris

There are several streets in the Latin Quarter that are given over mainly to pedestrian traffic. In the foreground is the rue de Buci, which merges into the rue St. André des Arts at the intersection up ahead. Here on the rue St. André des Arts, you can see the entrance to the tiny and…