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Do the Work or Remain A Vaguely Cultured Dunce

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Olliver Meehan pointed me to a post this morning entitled C.S. Lewis: The Dinosaur, the Parthenon, and the Optative by John Piper. It has to do with the love of reading and the glory of work. While many people likely only ...

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Publius & Brutus: The Gun Debate

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  In the wake of the horrific tragedy of the Newtown shootings, President Obama is set to unveil new firearm control tomorrow. Firearms evoke a wide rage of opinions from people. Many people favor stricter regulations on the availability of ...

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President Lincoln On Practicing Law

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  Surprisingly, Slate managed to highlight something interesting this week in their new history blog. Notes from the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, likely in preparation for a lecture to be given to a congregation of new lawyers. ...

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The Great Conversation: On Pillars and Puppets

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  When Pausanias, the traveler and geographer, visited the Temple of Apollo at Delphi in the second century A.D., the inscriptions in the forecourt were nearly a thousand years old. They read ΜΗΔΕΝ ΑΓΑΝ and ΓΝΩΘΙ ΣΕΑΥΤΟΝ: “Seek the mean in ...

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