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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Nathan the Wise’ with F. Murray Abraham and Stark Sands

With a uniformly excellent cast, this bracing version of Gotthold Lessing's German Enlightenment play hits home with its then (and still) controversial view of religion: that no faith has the uniquely true message of God.

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Book Review: ‘At The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails,’ by Sarah Bakewell

Whether the reader is interested in the lives of Sartre, Beauvoir, and Heidegger, or in search of fulfillment of one’s own enlightenment, Sarah Bakewell’s "At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails" account of the Existential movement is both fascinating and relevant.

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Move Over Maslow: A Libertarian Hierarchy of Needs

For the rational creature to function properly, freedom is required in order to make choices and learn from the consequences. Tolerance is required so that new ideas can be tested, not suppressed. A predisposition to volunteerism is required to maintain social structure without resort to government force. When government is required, an attitude of healthy skepticism toward power and authority is needed to keep government in line.

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