Volume III                               December 24, 2007                            Number 52
HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY
A Political, Social, Literary Journal
Politics

Harvard Square Observer:
The Philosophy of Jesus
I was reminded by a friend that when asked who his favorite philosopher is, George W. Bush responded...

From Eric Zencey:
Condoleezza Rice,
Ignorant of History
I’ve got a few pet peeves, and Condoleezza Rice has been giving voice to one of them...

Implication for the Long Run:
Developments Last Week
• Nearly
• Learning from Haters
• Non-Literacy
• Health Care -- the Marker
• Talking and Knowing
Everything Else

From John R. Guthrie:
Some Thought on
Childbirth in Stables
Giving birth, always fraught with risk, is certainly all the more so should one give birth in a stable...

From the Video Shop:
Scrooge
I am not alone in stating that this filmed version of A Christmas Carol is the best so far...

Wisdom from Polonius:
The Top Ten
The Top Ten Quotes from
A Christmas Carol

Chuckle of the Week:
Nativity Scene in
Washington, D.C.
It is reported that the Supreme Court has ruled...

Site of the Week:
History.com - Christmas
How much do you really know about this festive holiday?


Editor's Panel

From the Editor
I'm happy to report that Eric Zencey has agreed to send us pieces of his thought from time to time. I have known Eric for years as an affable...

From Liberty Street:
The Nature of a Word
Since I write this on the eve of the most celebrated Christian holiday, I feel constrained to say something about "Christianity"...

From Sanitas: A Lexicon for the 21st Century
Definitions you will not find in the normal dictionary...

From Our Readers:
Comments and
Links to Other Articles
• Re: H.S. Observer (12/17)
• US Must Reevaluate Its
   Relationship With Israel



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