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Quotable Quotes #4

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher… 187 more words


Problem, Reaction, Solution..

Order Out Of Chaos

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.  

- George Santayana

On History and Herodotus

That History is a useless and boring collection of names and dates is one of those careless statements of foolishness that one overhears occasionally and which immediately marks the speaker as an illiterate member of democratic society — a grave deficiency from my point of view as a historian, teacher, and concerned citizen. 2,777 more words


Event Horizon

A few years ago I was listening to NPR and heard a young woman interviewed about her search for her biological father.  She is the daughter of an anonymous sperm donor – a man who appears to have taken deliberate steps during the donation process to protect his anonymity.   615 more words

Social Commentary

Wednesday Quotation-George Santayana

Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.”

-George Santayana

Public Debate

"The Elements of Poetry" -- George Santayana

“The Elements of Poetry”


George Santayana

If poetry in its higher reaches is more philosophical than history, because it presents the memorable types of men and things apart from unmeaning circumstances, so in its primary substance and texture poetry is more philosophical than prose because it is nearer to our immediate experience. 834 more words


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Republicans Are Hearing How The Affordable Care Act Benefits People

As momentum continues to build up to the March 31 open enrollment deadline, Republican lawmakers continue to make every effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. 452 more words

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