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Luck and the Self-Made Man

By Robert H. Frank in Atlantic Online, May 2016


…As E.B. White once wrote, “Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.” 137 more words

Recommended Link: What Drives Success, Hard Work or Luck?

An intriguing article by Jill Suttie dropped into my inbox this week from the Greater Good website. It deconstructs one of our society’s basic but damaging assumptions: hard work guarantees success and you failed because you didn’t try hard enough. 410 more words

Book Reviews

Morals and the Free Society: 7. Frank

Here is the seventh chunk of the argument. To return to the sixth chunk, click here. The complete essay is posted here.

Robert Frank (1988) could hardly be accused of attempting to provide a moral vision for a free society, but he makes a case for one way of resolving the moral contradiction of the free society. 2,102 more words

Asher Blake's The Last Day

       The Last Day

I repent for going on the march
when you held their heads
in your lap, put soaking cloth
in their mouths, when you laid… 103 more words

Asher Blake

Robert Frank

When I first started the course I had a Skype conversation with my tutor, during which he asked me who my favourite photographers were. I then realised that I had never looked properly at any work of other photographers past or present. 51 more words


I always say that I don’t want to be sentimental, that the photographs shouldn’t be sentimental, and yet, I am conscious of my sentimentality. – Robert Frank http://ift.tt/1MTCDUi

Robert Frank

The Americans - Reposted!

No, not the splendid cold war thriller on FX that began its second season last night. I want to talk a bit about the iconic book portraying 1950s America by Robert Frank that changed photography forever. 1,344 more words