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Devra Torres

All Things to All Men

Mar. 22, 2013, at 9:37pm

Papa Francis has cured me—let’s hope it sticks!—of being a political junkie. 

The contrast between his heartfelt, fearless convictions and the politicians’ transparent, crowd-pleasing triangulations is just too stark.  The triangulators hardly seem worth poking fun at anymore.  And belaboring the contrast between his subway rides and their luxury junkets just seems like overkill.  The facts speak for themselves.

(Besides, I have an awful suspicion that the point of all this humility is not so much that we should despise the fat cats and fast talkers but that we should try to become what we’re meant to be.  As Kierkegaard has pointed out, a little admiration is a dangerous thing.  It’s

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