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The Top 10 BANNED Thomas Jefferson Quotes of ALL TIME!

A handful of faculty and a ton more students at the University of Virginia decided to sigh a petition entitled co-sign an e-mail to University of Virginia president Theresa Sullivan that might as well have been titled “Please Tell The … Continue reading

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Forgot To Brag About This… But Ireland Rugby DESTROYED The All-Blacks Last Week

I forgot to brag about this, but Ireland beat the New Zealand All-Blacks quite convincingly on November 6th in Chicago — for the first time in 111 years. If you want to watch this (as I am doing right now) … Continue reading

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Your One Hour and Fifty Minutes of Civilization

Courtesy of Frederic Chopin — and all of them. Chopin wrote 21 nocturnes during his lifetime, and great listening for gloomy weather such as we’ve been experiencing in Virginia as of late.

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The Ghost of William F. Buckley Lives

Amazing how the writings of William F. Buckley almost speak from the grave?  This, from an article written for Cigar Aficianado in 2002: Look for the narcissist. The most obvious target in today’s lineup is, of course, Donald Trump. When he … Continue reading

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Ethika Politika: Materialism and Poverty

David Mills writes over at Ethika Politika: Those who refer so happily to creative destruction are never themselves among the creatively destroyed. It’s the ideological free-marketer’s version of “Let’s you and him fight.” It speaks of the end in a way … Continue reading

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CNET: Our Brains Will Be Like Smartphones By 2030?

Somehow, this doesn’t strike me as pleasant news: Kurzweil has a truly, madly, deeply optimistic view of who we will be when nanobots are implanted into our brains so we can expand our intelligence by directly tapping into the Internet. … Continue reading

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Aeon: French Thought In Crisis?

Ah yes, those stuffy French philosophers.  Chain smoking their way through the deepest of thought, holding in contempt all that their minds can conceive… So what the heck happened? The French way of thinking is a matter of substance, but … Continue reading

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BrainPickings: Peiper and Leisure

Admittedly, I have not read much of Josef Pieper, but his excellent tract Leisure As The Basis Of Culture has held a tremendous sway in my own personal experience ever since I read it… The opposite of acedia is not the … Continue reading

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Not Quite Four Minutes of Civilization… But At Least It’s Cool

The lyrics are a bit trippy… -Yes, a lady with pearly hair has come Was I dreaming? Or maybe it was real. Laaa laaa la la la laaa laaa la la la la laaa …but no matter.

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Bishop Fulton Sheen on Fanaticism

“A Victim of Fanaticism” by Nikolai Pimonenko, 1899 IN A HEATED discussion, the man who cannot argue always wants to bet. It is his way of withdrawing from the field of logic into the area of chance and daring. This … Continue reading

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