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The heart of the crisis of our times.

“At the heart of the crisis of our times lies the cold belief of millions, avowed or unavowed, that the death...

The heart of the crisis of our times.
posted on: Jul 22, 2013 | author: Alan Burrow

Modern America and Ancient Rome

Like ancient Rome, modern American is increasingly worshiping her own genius and preaching her own gospel. American...

Modern America and Ancient Rome
posted on: May 8, 2013 | author: Alan Burrow

“When the people find they can vote themselv...

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” ...

“When the people find they can vote themselves money . . .”
posted on: May 29, 2012 | author: Alan Burrow

Why Christianity insists on holidays like Christma...

[R]eligion always insists on special days like Christmas, while philosophy always tends to despise them. Religion is...

Why Christianity insists on holidays like Christmas.
posted on: Dec 1, 2011 | author: Alan Burrow

Self-pity.

Feeling sorry for ourselves feels so good. That’s why we love it. But like the boy who loved to wet his pants because...

posted on: Jan 29, 2011 | author: Alan Burrow

Self-pity

A man may quite reasonably regard himself as a jolly good fellow. He may at the same time quite consistently regard...

posted on: Jan 26, 2011 | author: Alan Burrow

Politics.

The more I watch politicians, the more I realize that politics is for those who aren’t content to show their...

posted on: Jan 18, 2011 | author: Alan Burrow

The old and new humility.

[T]he old humility made a man doubtful about his efforts, which might make him work harder.  But the new humility...

posted on: Jan 15, 2011 | author: Alan Burrow

Humility, a practical virtue.

Humility is so practical a virtue that men think it must be a vice.  Humility is so successful that it is mistaken...

posted on: Jan 14, 2011 | author: Alan Burrow

It is always the secure who are humble.

[T]he essence of Christianity was in a literal sense the New Testament — a covenant with God which opened to...

posted on: Jan 13, 2011 | author: Alan Burrow

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