irony, geniality, and malice as solvents of enthusiasm, virtue, and elevation
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"Those already inclined to see Buddhism as a loosey-goosey religion that attracts Western space cadets probably won’t have their minds changed," but I think this is good stuff: See Icons Passim.
Whatever, http://video.pbs.org/ is on the side of the angels.