Southern Cross Review

Review of fiction, education, science, current events,
essays, book reviews, movie reviews, poetry and Anthroposophy

Number 53, May-June 2007



"Lilith Tempting Adam & Eve" - Michelangelo


I salute the man who is going through life always helpful, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien. Such is the stuff of which the great moral leaders are made who proffer consolation to mankind in their self-created miseries.

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge in the field of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.


Albert Einstein


Welcome to this issue of Southern Cross Review in which the “Editor’s Page” continues telling your editor's biographical true tales, however untrue they may seem.

“Current Events” is still much concerned with Iraq, with another contribution from the anonymous Girl on the ground there. John Brown likens the effects attributed to Dubya ( D.C.) to Cho (Virginia Tech.), and Noam Chomsky wonders “What if…?

Under “Features” Kurt Vonnegut’s recent death inspires Gaither Stewart to contribute an interview he conducted with the famous author in times past and Steve Talbott begins a three-part essay on language. True baseball fans will not be surprised to learn of its esoteric aspects from the pen of Hannah M. G. Shapero.

Please don’t neglect to peruse our “Fiction” section, where Roberto Fox of Argentina continues to confound the bad guys and charm the ladies, this time in Florida; Gaither Stewart, still in Berlin, analyzes the souls of its citizens and Mike Ingles confuses robots with luscious beauties. Those who appreciate the great classics will equally appreciate a long seafaring Joseph Conrad story and the continuation of George Orwell’s “1984”.

In “Science and Philosophy” Professor Rudnicki’s cosmological chapters advance to the Anthropic principle.

Under “Anthroposophy” Tom Last tells us how Rudolf Steiner’s “Philosophy of Freedom” may be applied to the situation in Iraq. Steiner’s autobiography and his “Fifth Gospel” lectures continue, along with a lecture about Easter.

Poetry is, as usual, the bottom line with one of my favorites, Poe’s “The Raven”. As a kind of postscript, Mike Ingles discovers that he is a poet on a bus. Enjoy!


You can find us under the Southern Cross constellation in the Traslasierra Valley Province of Córdoba, Argentina. Visitors always welcome. Just follow the sign that reads: La Cruz del Sur. See you next time.

, Editor

, Associate Editor


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Table of Contents

Fiction

Passing Away in Boca
Roberto Fox

Miracle on Potsdamer Platz
Gaither Stewart

A Digital Divorce
Mike Ingles

Youth
Joseph Conrad

1984 - Part 2 Chap.5
George Orwell


Science & Philosophy

The Anthropic Cosmological Principle
Konrad Rudnicki


Anthroposophy

The Philosophy of Freedom in Iraq
Tom Last

The Fifth Gospel - Lecture 4
Rudolf Steiner

The Meaning of Easter
Rudolf Steiner

The Story of My Life - 16 & 17
Rudolf Steiner


Poetry

The Raven
Edgar Allen Poe

On the Bus at Midnight
Mike Ingles