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David P. Goldman is a senior editor of First Things.

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Can We Know What We Know?

From the March 2011 Print Edition

Mathematics and Religion: Our Languages of Sign and Symbol by Javier Leach Templeton, 188 pages, $19.95 A man is like a carpenter, mused Tevye the milkman; for a man dies, and so does a carpenter. Fr. Javier Leach, S.J., informs us that mathematics is pluralistic, and so are religion and . . . . Continue Reading »

Something Israel Cannot Do

From Web Exclusives

“Both sides,” wrote my colleague R.R. Reno in “Bad Dreams,” his “On the Square” entry yesterday, “recognize that the future outlines of a Palestinian state will roughly follow the 1967 boundaries, with a few square miles (perhaps fewer) in East Jerusalem as the (admittedly very) wild card.” … Continue Reading »

Junk Arguments from Fr. Schrott

From First Thoughts

The German word Schrott means “junk;” the serendipitously-named Fr. Raymond A. Schroth S.J., offers junk arguments for  the dissolution of the State of Israel. Writing Nov. 15 on the website of America magazine, he proposes the dissolution of the Jewish State in favor of a single . . . . Continue Reading »

Robert Zoellick is Magnificently Right

From First Thoughts

(Crossposted from World Bank president got it exactly right:HONG KONG (MarketWatch) –- The president of the World Bank said in a newspaper editorial Monday that the Group of 20 leading economies should consider adopting a global reserve currency based on gold as part of . . . . Continue Reading »