No one believes that zombies actually exist. But our fascination with them points to the latest recurrence of the very same archetype that for earlier generations was communicated in explicitly religious language.
Sustained economic development doesn't take place in a vacuum. For the Philippines to become a true "tiger economy" in the coming decades, it has to also experience some changes in its cultural foundations.
In a review of Peter Ghosh's Max Weber and 'The Protestant Ethic'; Twin Histories (TLS, 2/13/15) Duncan Kelly quotes Weber as saying "I am not a donkey and do not have a field" on the subject of academia.
Isn't that precisely how all of life is? There are literally and metaphorically always the rush hours when it's raining and you can't get a cab and then the sunny days, when the city has been vacated, and cabs are everywhere.
I think of Williams and many of the characters he has "acted" throughout his extraordinary career, and how they found a place for me to feel at home in a culture whose history is most basically about the up-rooting of the very concept of "home."
With over three thousand years of history, there is no question that the Jewish people have had their share of fascinating individuals. Here are snapshots of nine fascinating figures featured in NJOP's new eBook: Jewish Treats: 99 Fascinating Jewish Personalities.