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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Soviet Cinema

Having just watched the Soviet science fiction classic Solaris, from 1972, I was wondering what insights Annette Michelson might have been able to offer the world about this deeply...

Menelaus in the Archaic Period

Achilles, Hector, Agamemnon, Odysseus, Menelaus. The first four heroes are recognizable to everyone, but who is Menelaus? Author Anna Stelow has written the first book ever devoted to Menelaus,...

President Truman and the Cold War

Judging by the cover of Joe Scarborough’s book, one would assume this is primarily about President Harry Truman. But the old adage “one cannot judge a book by its...

World in Danger

Review written by Dr M Emanuele The average citizen who views the barrage of news each day is usually confronted with one or two major stories or crises at a...

A Chinese Classic

I’ve always wondered why it is that modern scholars feel more certain that they know the truth about an historical event the farther away they get from it. Something...

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...

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 Lake of Memory

“From the vantage point of remembrance, memory is the essential mode for carrying forward the common sense of ordinary people filtered through immemorial tradition.” Of all the hundreds of thousands...

Nietzsche and I go to the twilight

Please respond with a faith-filled “I do”. Do you reject the academy? I do And all of its works? I do And all of its empty promises? I do Excellent then. We can...

Friendship in 18th Century France

As the author of this book tells us, “friendship was a hot topic during the Enlightenment.” Professor Jessica Fripp notes the formal definition of friendship in France, as given...
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