Wage work, in other words, is replaced with play work. It’s like changing from a smelly shirt into the sweat-soaked shirt you jogged in a few hours earlier.
Men prepare themselves for the next life differently (Socrates: Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius. Will you be sure to repay the debt? Tiberius: Crito, bring me that …
You can’t get through a Pieper book quickly any more than you can fly through poetry, or run through an art museum, or gulp fine wine. All such things …
There were seven men in ancient Greece who were well-known for the particularly-insightful gnomes attributed to them. These men were called “The Gnomics.”
Essences become meaningless in both a perfect and marred world.
C.S. Lewis would’ve said “zero.” It’s the Tao that helps you find the beer.
Thoughts build your everyday existence. Technology affects your thoughts. The implications? Ask Marshall McLuhan.
“What,” I wondered, “does that British pornographer have to say about American literature?”
Other dangerous or perverse unconventional groups also arose and were also put down between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries. Cathars, Alumbrados, Brethren of the Free Spirit, and witch cults …
Without Johnson's Dictionary,” you probably wouldn’t be able to make sense of Austen's “Sense and Sensibility”
And that’s how Kuehnelt-Leddihn described himself: a conservative arch-liberal.
The supernatural and paranormal. Postmodernism and critical theory. What could be the connection?
I believe it’s possible to develop a simple historical framework by memorizing just ten years.
The largely-forgotten literary tradition that takes Stoicism to the next level
Toward the end of his life, Marshall McLuhan provided a list of the ten things that have changed us the most.