Tag Archives: mythology

Chosen, but Not Special

Michael Chabon: “Now, with the memory of the Mavi Marmara fresh in our minds, is the time for Jews to confront, at long last, the eternal truth of our stupidity as a people, which I will stack, blunder for blunder, against that of any other nation now or at any time living on this planet of folly…” (New York Times op-ed)

Pet Villains Strike Again In ‘Angels & Demons’

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‘The Illuminati? Langdon describes them as “a secret society dedicated to scientific truth; the Catholic Church ordered a brutal massacre to silence them forever. They've come for their revenge.”

Maybe in books and movies. But while the real Illuminati were indeed a secretive order, they were in no way violent, says University of Oregon historian Ian McNeely.’ (NPR).