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H. G. Wells and the Pandemic of 2020

“He lived in the future at the same time as the past,” declares author Sarah Cole of H. G. Wells. Thus it is not surprising to see him write...

Nero, Rome and Fire

A fiery volcano that erupted in Alaska in 43 BCE had a significant event on Rome just a year after Julius Caesar was assassinated. In research published late June 2020...

Ted Cruz & The Supreme Court

As I have said before on this website, Shakespeare was right on everything about which he spoke, and he offered innumerable principles of wisdom for bettering the world.  The...

A Forest of Symbols

The author of this book about symbolism, Andrei Pop, sets a very high bar for what he is attempting to achieve. He identifies a “present crisis in the humanities”...

In Search of the Soul

I have always believed that the easiest place to lose oneself is inside one’s own head; of course, it’s the only place to find one’s self too.  Or, at...

The Challenge of Nietzsche

I say that William Shakespeare was the first and last man in history to be right about everything on which he spoke; however, I say that Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)...

BEETHOVEN: A Life in Nine Pieces

Because genius is a divine attribute and not a human one, it is often the case that great geniuses have their humanity erased in the cultural worship which follow...

The Greek Hero Ajax: Sophocles, Fate and PTSD

One of the iconic images from ancient times is that of two Greek heroes: Ajax holding the body of the slain Achilles. What ensued was a contest between Ajax...

The First Gay President?

True or false: If Pete Buttegeig becomes President, he will be America's first gay President. Answer: maybe. A book by Thomas Balcerski attempts to answer the question, was James Buchanan...

BRANDO: The Contender

Johnny Depp, being interviewed, shared a story of how Marlon Brando once instructed him never to do three movies in a year: “We only have so many faces”, was...
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