In one of his entries in Diary of a Writer , Dostoevsky makes this observation about talent: “almost all talented people have a bit of the poet in them, after all - even carpenters, if they are . . . . Continue Reading »

What Teens Want

Caitlin Flanagan asks in the June issue of The Atlantic why girls are today looking for “the kind of super-reactionary love stories that would have been perfectly at home during the Eisenhower . . . . Continue Reading »

Havin’ fun

Erich Fromm describes the condition of late modern humanity: “well fed, well clad, satisfied sexually, yet without self, without any except the most superficial contact with his fellow men, . . . . Continue Reading »

Pitching sales

Amazon says they’ve got my Jane Austen biography in stock.  Click the icon to the right and you’ll get there. New St Andrews College philosopher Mitch Stokes has a biography of Isaac . . . . Continue Reading »