Book history and 18th century nerds: Robert Darnton is teaching a free, self-paced, online course on the history of the book in 17th and 18th Century Europe. 53 more words
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Never one to hide his light under a bushel, Jonathan Israel comes out swinging in his recent work, Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from the ‘Rights of Man’ to Robespierre… 548 more words
Thoughts on Charlie Hebdo, Molière, and Carl Jung: where does a fearless – heedless – sense of vocation originate?
Still finding it hard to put the Charlie Hebdo victims out of mind, to get work done – because so many of them look like writer, journalist and artist friends of… 1,215 more words
Wall Street Journal: Moderate Muslims are most in need of a robust defense of free speech, especially if it offends.
‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” wrote biographer Evelyn Beatrice Hall, summing up the view of her subject, Voltaire. 70 more words