Category Archives: Philosophy and Religion

Charlemagne Sleeps at Salzburg

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Such a changed France have we; and a changed Louis. Changed, truly; and further than thou yet seest!—To the eye of History many things, in that sick-room of Louis, are now visible, which to the Courtiers … Continue reading

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Random Notes on Spengler’s “Decline of the West”

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Like a snake slowly digesting a fat rabbit, I’ve been working my way through this massive and challenging work for the last 4 or 5 years. While I’m not ready to write the Cliff Notes version, … Continue reading

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“Cultural Literacy for Religion”

Paleo Retiree writes: I enjoyed Mark Berkson’s hyper-basic (one-half to four lectures per major religion) Great Courses series very much. My beefs with it first, but only because complaining is so much more fun and easy than praising. It wasn’t the anthropological lecture … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I never liked Stalin, I didn’t do sit-ins. No marches against Israel, hunger strikes, or petitions for peace. No shouting ‘Long live Mao,’ or reading dazibao. I never took pleasure cruises, never sacrificed my art to … Continue reading

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It’s a Crazy Book and I Didn’t Mean to Write It…

Glynn Marshes writes: I did not know this. Another major, and separate contribution to the confusion surrounding the Celts was begun in 1944 by one of the greatest modern English poets and historical novelists, Robert Graves. In three weeks during … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Gustave Doré, “The Deluge,” 1866. Hi-res copy here. H/T Glynn Marshes. Click on the image to enlarge.

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“It Ain’t Necessarily So”, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: It ain’t necessarily so It ain’t necessarily so The things that you’re liable To read in the Bible, It ain’t necessarily so. Li’l David was small, but oh my! Li’l David was small, but oh my! He … Continue reading

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