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Tolstoy Journal, April 6, 2017: "She had too keen a desire to live herself."

I think I have mentioned Wittgenstein before in this blog but wanted to show another of my travel books. Tolstoy and Wittgenstein were alike in some ways. 990 more words

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In my little suburb not long ago, some local leftists organized an “anti-fascist” demonstration. Or, as the flyers put it:


The flyers were decorated with a cartoon of a masked thug stomping on a giant swastika. 2,076 more words


Education in Life

“Education is the movement from darkness to light.”- Allan Bloom

The Closing of the American Mind Revisited

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind . . . was a real sensation and a surprise bestseller.

. . . He said out loud what liberal elite culture could only regard as heresy: The supposed idealism of the 1960s was, in fact, a new barbarism. 232 more words


No Phantom Menace - the real thing

It is difficult to pick up any left-leaning newspaper, magazine or journal in the weeks since Donald Trump stunned the world, without finding another wounded progressivist warrior licking his or her wounds. 1,900 more words

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Time Travel

I was talking to my son today on the way to a doctor’s appointment and I thought of something interesting. I’ve been reading “The Closing of the American Mind” and much of it is beyond my understanding, really. 399 more words