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Tolstoy Journal, February 23, 2017, "like ants from a demolished ant-hill"

Last night I was feeling kind of depressed about writing in general, how it seems sometimes you are sending your words into a black hole, so on and so forth. 1,092 more words

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To Fight Hate with Love

The great Catholic bishop and saint of the late Roman era, Augustine, thought intensely about the conditions under which war may be initiated justly, which he termed… 2,196 more words

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Tolstoy Journal, February 22, 2017

I have reached, in my Tolstoyan journey, Part X of War and Peace. Above is the next travel book I have on my shelf, Isaiah Berlin’s… 1,037 more words

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Tolstoy Prophesies the Fall of America

Tolstoy (who loved America but never visited there) had this to say about American politics, American prosperity and America’s salt and light destiny in the world: 358 more words

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Longest Books I Have Read

Longer books can be more intimidating than shorter ones, as they take longer to read and require more commitment. However, once in a while I quite like to immerse myself into a long book for a few weeks. 445 more words


Tolstoy Journal, February 21, 2017, The Loss of a Tooth

I did not read any Tolstoy yesterday but have read enough to have a surplus (I hope) of thoughts and memories of the territory I’ve covered in the last few weeks. 1,077 more words

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