Walter G. Moss: The thought that love is also hell ends the novel’s reflections on the complexity of love. But the “miracle” of the crimson flower discovered in a miserable Japanese POW camp in Thailand speaks to the transcendent power of beauty.
Walter G. Moss: The duel between Benedict and Francis, regardless of how well the film reflects complex reality, is important, and not only for religious reasons. It is important because it challenges us to consider how best to approach and live our lives.
Walter G. Moss: Both Sandburg and Berry have combined their empathy for common workers with strong criticism of capitalist flaws–Sandburg was a pre-World-War-I socialist.
Walter G. Moss: The anti-Christ, Armageddon, the Millennium, a “braindead megaphone” as president, the clowns in control, a culture addicted to celebrities and outlandish behavior, to many of us anti-Trumpians it all seems strange and weird. Welcome to the Trumpian universe—and may it all end soon.
Walter G. Moss: Through a variety of techniques, usually by having Dostoevsky state his convictions or argue with someone like the writer Turgenev, the series conveys his post-prison populism and Russian nationalism.