Category Archives: Philosophy and Religion

Clown World Watch: Notre Dame Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: What did I say.

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Rather to Bear and Forbear

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Scythrop, attending one day the summons to dinner, found in the drawing-room his friend Mr Cypress the poet, whom he had known at college, and who was a great favourite of Mr Glowry. Mr Cypress said, … Continue reading

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Notes on “First Reformed”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “First Reformed” has cozied up to elite movie reviewers (to the extent that such still exist) through its surface resemblance to the films of Bresson and Bergman. In it they imagine they see an expression of … Continue reading

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Montaigne Again

Fenster writes: Montaigne shows up here on UR quite a bit.  I won’t do links this time.  Look ’em up if you want.  So permit me to just start in digressing. In her bio of Montaigne Sarah Bakewell describes the … Continue reading

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Its High Phrases Acted Like the Music of Armies

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Young Cromwell in early boyhood received this Calvinist or Puritan spirit, in part no doubt from his parents, in part from the group of townsmen in Huntingdon with whom they were connected; but especially from the … Continue reading

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Note To My Kids On JP

Fenster writes: I see that Jordan Peterson book around and think it is a good idea for you to read it. Meanwhile, here is something shorter: a very good article on the Jordan Peterson phenomenon. As Peterson has caught on … Continue reading

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There Would Be No More Deserters from St. Elmo

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “No war is more cruel and bloody than siege warfare. . . .” The truth of this statement was to be proved over and over again during the next few months. The Turks were now so … Continue reading

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