Category Archives: Books

Saving the West

“One of the leading philosophers of our time says Western culture will have to be handed down outside the ivory towers and college lecture halls – and he has strong reason to believe that its promulgators will be successful.”   The whole article is worth reading. http://blog.acton.org/archives/104156-sir-roger-scruton-how-to-preserve-freedom-in-the-west.html   There are many ways to rage against […]

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Friendship story

This is a quaint old story, rather dated, but to my mind, utterly charming and sweet. It’s pretty long for a blog post. YOu can send it to your kindle reader (which need not be a Kindle, can be the free app)- if you know your kindle email address (you can find that at Amazon), […]

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Everybody Should Read Classics

HEROISM IN HOUSEKEEPING So many talents are wasted, so many enthusiasms turned to smoke, so many lives spoiled for want of a little patience and endurance, for want of understanding and laying to heart the meaning of THE PRESENT—for want of recognizing that it is not the greatness or littleness of the duty nearest hand, […]

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Children’s Literature

When all the novelists and spinners of elaborate fictions have been read and judged, we shall find that the peasant and the nurse are still unsurpassed as mere narrators. They are the guardians of that treasury of legend which comes to us from the very childhood of nations; they and their tales are the abstract […]

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Reading Widely

A wise education and so judicious reading should leave no great type of thought, no dominant phase of human nature, wholly a blank. Whether our reading be great or small, so far as it goes it should be general. If our lives admit of but a short space for reading, all the more reason that, […]

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