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Quixotic book about The Moon

This book review is written by lunar expert Frank Manasek In a somewhat quixotic collection of eight chapters (my copy repeated the first 62 pages, hence the curious collation; the...

Poetry Experiences a Resurrection

I do not like modern poetry; mostly because it is modern, but secondarily because it is not poetry (modern means after TS Eliot).  Therefore, whenever I read poetry, or...

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 FALL OF DEMOCRACY

“Those who desert the constitutional position handed down to them by their ancestors, and whose political conduct is oligarchic, should be deprived of the civic right to offer you...

The Power of Poetry to Defeat Time

Stories of origin abound in ancient literature, but until now no major study of them has been published. Anke Walter, a Lecturer in Classics at Newcastle University has admirably...

THE GOD OF ROME

In this very personal look at the Roman god Jupiter, King of the Gods, Baylor University professor Julia Dyson Hejduk has given us in her new book the first...

Carlyle’s Essays

In his review of the 1821 book Metrical Legends by the poetess Joanna Baillie, the Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle delivers a sorry verdict. “On a first perusal, her Metrical...

Poetry in Archaic Greece

When one thinks of Ancient Greece, the mind goes at once to the so-called Classical Period, when Athens flourished, great philosophy was written, and democracy was born. But there...

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)...

Who the Hell is Melania Knauss?

The old adage that opposites attract does not apply in the case of Donald and Melania Trump. In fact, to allude to another well-known adage, two peas in a...
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