The Classical Mind Newsletter for June 2, 2023
Reading Alone, Truth and Wisdom Assist History in Writing, Virtue and Vice as True and False Incarnation, George Orwell, How to Spend Your Online Hours, Former U.S. Presidents
Everyone congratulate Jared on the birth of his new baby boy yesterday!
Our episode with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior on Robinson Crusoe comes out this Tuesday.
The book for July is Brothers Karmazov. Dr. Junius Johnson will join us for that discussion.
This is a great post called “The Solitary Reader” by Kathy Leonard Czepiel fromabout the pleasure of solitude. In our modern culture, solitude is a lost discipline. Even when we’re alone, we’re rarely in solitude because we’re so connected to the world through the internet. For Harold Bloom, reading is significant because it is a solitary act in which we engage to “strengthen the self, and to learn its authentic interests.”
Truth and Wisdom Assist History in Writing (1754) by Jacob De Wit
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