Category Archives: England

Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America

Here are some of my favorite bits from this 1989 book by David Hackett Fischer: * Folkways in this normative sense exist in advanced civilizations as well as in primitive societies. They are functioning systems of high complexity which have … Continue reading

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Dominic Cummings

From the New York Review of Books: “Cummings, while individually odd, is in many ways a familiar political archetype. The annals of politics are replete with advisers who seemed to be impregnable and uniquely insightful until, just like that, they … Continue reading

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Middlemarch and Underearning II (4-11-21)

00:00 The need for an exciting life 10:00 Religion and happiness 1:00:00 What makes a marriage work? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlemarch

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Middlemarch & Underearning (3-21-21)

00:00 Middlemarch by George Eliot | In-Depth Summary & Analysis, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7hPizrOx4Y 05:00 Your Public Persona: Self-Presentation in Everyday Life, https://www.audible.com/pd/Your-Public-Persona-Self-Presentation-in-Everyday-Life-Audiobook/1629979686 17:00 Miami Beach struggle with riots, https://twitter.com/MisterCommodity/status/1373506957252911106 25:00 Middlemarch, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlemarch 59:00 The Book Club: Middlemarch by George Eliot with Heather … Continue reading

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A Dance To The Music Of Time

Anthony Powell never wrote a memorable sentence, but this 12-volume work is filled with important observations, such as this one in book two: “I USED TO IMAGINE life divided into separate compartments, consisting, for example, of such dual abstractions as … Continue reading

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