February 2016

 

 

The Courage to be oneself

Mideast Talks...

US and Russia fail to agree on Syria peace talks

Freewill and Determinism in Psychology

The ex-Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko poisoned by drinking a cup of tea laced with radioactive polonium-210

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Leisure and Idleness

Leisure and Idleness—There is something of the American Indians, something of the ferocity peculiar to the Indian blood, in the American lust for gold and the breathless haste with which they work&mdash…Read

A Firm Reputation

A firm reputation – used to be extremely useful; and wherever society is still dominated by the herd instinct it is still most expedient for everyone to pretend his character and occupation are unchangeable, even…Read

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Poem of the Week

Dead Souls

“For every man there are certain words that are as if closer and more intimate to him than any others. And often, unexpectedly, in some remote, forsaken backwater, some deserted desert, one meets a man whose warming conversation makes you forget the pathlessness of your paths, the homelessness of your nights, and the contemporary world full of people's stupidity, of deceptions for deceiving man. Forever and always an evening spent in this way will vividly remain with you, and all that was and that took place then will be retained by the faithful memory: who was there, and who stood where, and what he was holding--the walls, the corners, and every trifle.” 

― Nikolai Gogol

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