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Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books. C. S. Lewis, “On the Reading of Old Books” One time I […]

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Academic inferno

Courtesy of The Harvard Crimson [1]: contributing writer Nathan L. Williams, student of government, finds himself trapped in “Academic Purgatory.” With the advent of the Digital Revolution, I think it makes little sense to read incomprehensible theories written by overrated, arrogant, European men, especially when simplified versions exist online. Last year, I was assigned a […]

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