Book Review: The Story of the Family

Book Review: The Story of the Family

Dale Ahlquist, The Story of the Family: G.K. Chesterton on the Only State That Creates And Loves Its Own Citizens Public schools Two-income families Birth Control Abortion Divorce These cultural institutions are so commonplace that, with the exception of abortion, the vast majority of Americans accept them as simply the…

Book Review: A Calendar of Wisdom, Written and Selected from the World’s Sacred Texts by Leo Tolstoy, Peter Sekirin, Translator

Book Review: A Calendar of Wisdom, Written and Selected from the World’s Sacred Texts by Leo Tolstoy, Peter Sekirin, Translator

Tolstoy’s last major work was A Calendar of Wisdom, Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul. He wrote many of the sayings, and included or adapted those of many others. Often cited names include Marcus Aurelius, Cicero, Confucius,  Emerson, Goethe, Kant, Lao-Tzu, Blaise Pascal, Rousseau, John Ruskin, Seneca, Thoreau —along with…

Random Reflections 10

Random Reflections 10

There is one type of criticism that is constructive, when people criticize you to help you. There is another type of criticism, when people criticize you to help themselves. The things we hate in other people sometimes turn out to be things we hate in ourselves but do not see.…