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anthropocentric optimism

The author is reflecting on society’s secondary reaction to Charles Darwin (following denial), which rushed to adopt the workings of evolution as proof of man’s supremacy in the universe. 243 more words


PRAYER: The Virgin Of Chartres, by Henry Adams

Gracious Lady:–

Simple as when I asked your aid before;
Humble as when I prayed for grace in vain
Seven hundred years ago; weak, weary, sore… 1,277 more words


Why am I blogging?

“The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught.”
― Henry AdamsThe Education of Henry Adams… 157 more words

Quote of the day, Dec. 16

Henry Adams on politics (from The Education of Henry Adams, 1907)

“Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.”