Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bertrand Russell is Mentioning It

There are certain things that our age needs, and certain things that it should avoid. It needs compassion and a wish that mankind should be happy; it needs the desire for knowledge and the determination to eschew pleasant myths; it … Continue reading

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On the Main Cause of a Long Train of Evils

The gain to the human race to be expected from a rational psychology in the handling of children is almost unlimited. The most important sphere is of course that of sex. Children are taught a superstitious attitude about certain parts … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell on Bad Ideas

I think that the evils that men inflict on each other, and by resection upon themselves, have their main source in evil passions rather than in ideas or beliefs. But ideas and principles that do harm are, as a rule, … Continue reading

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Three Villains

By George Chen The beast in me loves Richard III. That feeling is pre-verbal, pre-intellectual, spontaneous. That is a fact. Richard is manly, but many men are loathsome because of their manliness. What distinguishes Richard is the lack of self-pity. … Continue reading

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My SWOT analysis

Strength: Yours faithfully is expendable. Weakness: Yours truly is dumb. Opportunity: Unknown Threat: I don’t give a flying #@%$.

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An Excerpt from Eugine Onegin*

He was without that dithyrambic frenzy which wrecks our lives for sound, and telling trochee from iambic was quite beyond his wit, we found. He cursed Theocritus and Homer, in Adam Smith was his diploma; our deep economist had got … Continue reading

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