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Plus Ça Change…

Eddie Pensier writes: It would be unfair to suggest that all universities in the Renaissance were sterile, conformist places; they often hosted vigorous discussion and dissent. But verbal sparring matches (“disputations”) could amount to point-scoring contests decided by nimble rhetoric, … Continue reading

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The Hipster Beard

Eddie Pensier writes: The Beard: This common trend suggests that the clean-shaven, well-groomed man is overly civilized, untrustworthy, wimpy and cunning. Men with beards are real and rugged, but because of the beard, they don’t have to act it. Without … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: When Theodora was still too immature to sleep with a man or to have intercourse like a woman, she acted as might a male prostitute  to satisfy those dregs of humanity who remained some considerable time in … Continue reading

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Three Erotic Tarzans

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Edgar Rice Burroughs (1912): To Jane the strange apparition of this god-like man was as wine to sick nerves. From the description which Clayton and her father and Mr. Philander had given her, she knew that … Continue reading

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How To Make Use Of An Unwanted Opera House

epiminondas writes: I don’t know how much longer this will last, but at the moment it is the most interesting bookstore in the world.

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Quote Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Have you run into the Frenchman Jean Raspail? Back in 1973 he published a notorious book called “Camp of the Saints,” a dystopian/apocalyptic novel about Western Civ getting overrun by 3rd worlders. He was much-mocked and derided, … Continue reading

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Book-Reading Today

Paleo Retiree writes: Although these days I do probably 90% of my reading on the computer, and although I enjoy being a little irreverent about books — good Lord, can’t some people get mighty sentimental about books! — I’ve nonetheless … Continue reading

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