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Minotaure dans une barque sauvant une femme (1937), Pablo Picasso. Private collection Photo: Eric Baudouin; Courtesy Gagosian; © 2017 ..read more
The Dragon Devouring the Companions of Cadmus, 1588 … Liberalism’s great failing and ultimate weakness: its incapacity to foster ..read more
Hermann Hesse should be on any soul-searcher’s reading list. Each exploring one’s authenticity and path to self knowledge, Hesse’s ..read more
No wonder why Giacomo Leopardi’s notebook Zibaldone (1898) is considered to be one of the most important books of the 19th century. ..read more
The Money Lenders Photograph: Quentin Massys or Metsys/Getty Images/The Bridgeman Art Library I am in the middle of re-reading of Thorstein ..read more
In The Roots of Romanticism, Isiah Berlin argues that Romanticism is, among thought movements in recent history, the one that most strongly ..read more
Gerrit Dou – Astronomer by Candlelight, 1665 We live in a time when a lot is expected from science. It seems that because science solves ..read more
The programme of becoming happy, which the pleasure principle imposes on us, cannot be fulfilled; yet we must not — indeed, we cannot ..read more
Staying away from daily newspapers is a matter of mental hygiene. One side of the problem is the news itself. Rob Wijnberg does an ..read more
If I could just avoid all the folly, maybe I could get an advantage without having to be really good at anything…And so this process I ..read more

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