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“In accomplishing anything definite a man renounces everything else.”

~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason

Things Read

“Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.”‎~ George Santayana‎

Life

Travel, the true path to enlightenment.

It is said, east or west; home is best. This may be true but to me only makes one have a bottleneck ideology of life, ambition and growth. 563 more words

Cripts

the deep fallacy of the great coincidence

The wisdom of marriage rests upon an extremely unsentimental view of lovers and their passions. Its assumptions, when they are frankly exposed, are horrifying to those who have been brought up in the popular romantic tradition of the Nineteenth Century. 387 more words

Love

Commentary: Tipperary

Commentary


George Santayana publishes an essay—later included in Soliloquies in England—after hearing a song from the Great War.


Only the dead are safe; only the dead have seen the end of war. 2,967 more words

Philosophy

"A Problem From Hell" : America and the Age of Genocide (Power)

This 500+ page book turned out to be a kind of job application for Power. She is now the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Her argument here is straightforward. 455 more words

Non-fiction

Memorial Day 2015: Wake Up America Day!

“People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.” Edmund Burke

“Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide.” James Burnham… 310 more words