How to make a Waldorf salad:
It is strange how little I miss these, for they were once such an important part of my life.
Very pleasing, since I haven’t had time to do the crossword for a while. Left overnight, things came so much more easily in the morning.
This point is very well made. I wish I had said it. Sadly, I didn’t, though it is consonant with what I have thought for years and said, without undue repetition, for years.
“It also, though, goes to the heart of what we think communication is. You know, if you think of communication as an exercise in respect for the other, you don’t repeat yourself. Repeating yourself suggests that you’re either demented or that you just don’t care about the other person’s response; you’re prepared to override it and say the same thing again and again. There’s no way in which a chanted slogan invites an answer. I think there’s a whole politics of that kind which grows out of the mass movements on the left but also invades the language of the left.”
What does it mean to be a conservative? Last night, The Spectator brought together Douglas Murray and Roger Scruton to discuss that question. Here is the full transcript of their conversation: Douglas…
Some reflections on the dangers of philistinism.
People visited coffee bars to discuss books. Now they go to discuss coffee. Is the British intellectual in mortal danger?
"Was aber sei denn der Humanismus? Liebe zum Menschen sei er, nichts weiter, und damit sei er auch Politik, sei er auch Rebellion gegen alles, was die Idee des Menschen besudele und entwürdige." (from "Der Zauberberg: Roman (Thomas Mann, Große kommentierte Frankfurter Ausgabe. Werke, Briefe, Tagebücher) (German Edition)" by Thomas Mann, Prof. Dr. Michael Neumann)
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“Cinq moyens d’agir contre l’effondrement mondial de la biodiversité” : http://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/cinq-moyens-d-agir-contre-l-effondrement-mondial-de-la-biodiversite-20190506
Practising and making a little progress: