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Bertrand Russell and the conquest of narrowness.

I’ve been reading Bertrand Russell’s The Conquest of Happiness, which discusses eight common causes of unhappiness and why we so often succumb to them, and six sources of happiness and how we can attain them. 1,282 more words

Books

WHAT IS HISTORY FOR? MORE THOUGHTS ON THE A.P. HISTORY CONTROVERSY

We Americans live in “a present-tense society,” the late Christopher Hitchens observed. Hitchens was wrong about a great deal, but he got this right. And the “historylessness” that Hitchens found in contemporary America is far from new. 1,718 more words

Thinking Historically

Abortion and Mixing Up the Political Categories

The relationship between theory and practice is always tricky, but when it comes to politics it can get so out of whack that you really do wonder what motivates people after all. 1,042 more words

Politics

A Book Recommendation

The best introduction to the spirit of St. Thomas is, to my mind, the small book by G. K. Chesterton, St. Thomas Aquinas.  This is not a scholarly work, in the proper sense of the word.  237 more words

G. K. Chesterton

i loved this. and then it got even better.

this was sent to me

by

my sister

and

i could

identify

with

every word

for it’s

an

approach

to life

that i share

with the small boy… 39 more words

Life

Some Thursday on a Thursday

My fiancee, Paul, picked up a second hand copy of G. K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare a while ago at a second hand book fair.  763 more words

Notes On A Book

A Reader's Diary, 25 February 2015

Reading G.K.Chesterton is like looking through a stained glass window. You can’t, you can only look at it. The book in question being The Innocence of Father Brown… 838 more words

Literature