• Joachim Reppmann

KIERKEGAARD, PUGILISM, & PEACE-PIPES, 1931/2 & 2019

All that I’ve written here up to now (Kierkegaard & Existentialism) has already appeared in one form or another in my blog, but when I conjure up the Paris of the post-war period once again and listen to a few CDs from the collection Jazz in Paris by Gitanes, it’s because of the book pictured below. Yogi sent it to me from America after the author (Gordon Marino, who is also a boxing expert) had given it to him. With a dedication, and now it’s mine. I started in on it immediately, because it’s a pleasure to read. The book was published by Harper Collins last year and has received justifiably good critical comments. (Jay Becker's Blog SILVAE)

Kierkegaard Painting with Philosophy Professor, Gordon Marino, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

If you would like to read the full English post from Jay Becker, Kiel, Germany, click here.

(Jay's wonderful post about the Rotary PEACE-PIPE-PROJECT, click here.)

The question that confronts us today is the same as in 1931-32: Do our leaders have the capacity to reach beyond their grasp, to challenge us to seek the higher angels of nature, to choose "Be informed! Be informed!" rather than "Be afraid! Be afraid!" In the end, however, we know that world peace is too important to be left in the hands of our leaders. Peace starts in our own back yards when we speak our for understanding when their is disharmony, food security where there is hunger, health care where there is disease, education where there is illiteracy, conservation where there is environmental harm, sustainable development where there is poverty ... and when we write letters across border to build goodwill and better friendships. - William Tubbs (2019)

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