"God has left us abandoned in time. God and humanity are like two lovers who have missed their rendezvous. Each is there before the time, but each at a different place, and they wait and wait and wait. He stands motionless, nailed to the spot for the whole of time. She is distraught and impatient. But alas for her if she gets tired and goes away. The crucifixion of Christ is the image of the fixity of God. God is attention without distraction. One must imitate the patience and humility of God." (Simone Weil, "The Fathers Silence" in The Simone Weil Reader, edited by George A Panichas, David McKay Company, 1977, 424-25)

Oppression Is Not a Law of Nature

Interview with Noam Chomsky

JNoamChomskyNoam Chomsky, who was born in 1928 and began teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955, has been described as the "father of modern linguistics," but he is even better known as a political activist and public intellectual.Read more