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Episode 41 – “The Howling Man”

The howling man is the devil, and he’s howling because he’s been caught and contained, at great effort, by Father Jerome, the head of a religious order in Eastern Europe, between the two world wars. A visiting American, David Ellington, … Continue reading

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Episode 28 – “A Nice Place to Visit”

One way to try to get a handle on the nature of the good, and of evil, is to reflect on our desires and their possible fulfillment.  We think of the good as the state in which our desires are … Continue reading

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Episode 26 – “The Execution”

Serling refers to the execution of an unrepentant murderer as “a necktie party,” but the characterization belies the seriousness of the subject, which is justice.  The episode paints a stark contrast: a changing world, transformed by technology from the late … Continue reading

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Episode 17 – “The Fever”

In the film “All About Eve,” Eve’s manager says “I’m a man of few principles, and most of them are open to revision.”  “The Fever” is a story about moral principles, about reasoning on the basis of one’s principles and … Continue reading

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