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"Aber im tiefsten hat Erasmus immer gewußt, daß dieser Unheilgeist der menschlichen Natur, daß der Fanatismus ihm seine eigene mildere Welt und sein Leben zerstören werde." from "Triumph und Tragik des Erasmus von Rotterdam (German Edition)" by Stefan Zweig

This is a bleak assertion, particularly when considered in the light of contemporary potentialities, such as the clash between the forces of intransigent reaction and those of inelastic neo-puritanical progressivism, each in its way tending toward fanaticism and the false certainty of the “premature synthesis”, each therefore requiring caution. 51 more words


"Und er hat nur ein Ding auf Erden wahrhaft als den Widergeist der Vernunft gehaßt: den Fanatismus." from "Triumph und Tragik des Erasmus von Rotterdam (German Edition)" by Stefan Zweig

The world would gain much were the spirit of Erasmus to walk abroad amongst us in this age of populist frenzy, fecklessness and phoney hope. That of Zweig would be of comparable benefit.


Links (03/13/17)

I try to spend a lot of time reading, but one of my issues is that I read an article I like, leave the tab open because I want to try to save some information from it, and forget about it. 253 more words


Doing the right thing for the wrong reason

(Source: abnormalreturns.com)

Are investors doing the right thing for the wrong reason? Jason Zweig in a recent episode of Better Off with Jill Schlesinger… 644 more words

Money Matters

Food 9

Country Hunter Turkey and Rabbit

Price: 0.82 pounds / 15 RMB per 85 g

Content: turkey 62%, rabbit 34%, black currant 1%, cranberry 1%, spirulina 0.5%, catnip 0.01%, yucca extract, green tea extract, grape seed extract, rosemary extract. 88 more words


Food 8

AniForte LandChicken chicken with pumpkin

Price: 1.99 euro for 200g

Content: 70.0% chicken hearts, chicken meat, chicken liver, chicken kidney, and chicken breasts (? I am not sure if Google gave me the right translation…); 27.4% chicken broth, and 2% pumpkin. 114 more words