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Verbs and Nouns

When love is a feeling rather than an action, it is nearly worthless.

The Second Coming

Pew Research has found that 79% of Americans believe in The Second Coming of Jesus. What worries me more is not that 4 out of 5 Americans believe in The Second Coming, but that 1 out of 5 believes it will happen in their lifetime. It seems inevitable that such a belief will grossly warp […]

Dreams and Despair

We often find it easier to endure the evils we have sought to avoid than the good fortune that we have dreamt of.

Returning to the Escolios

Rereading Gómez Dávila’s “Escolios”, I am once again reminded that it is the greatest of the works of 20th Century Spanish language literature that have yet to be translated into English. Each time I return to these books, I find new sections that I adore: En el auténtico humanismo se respira la presencia de una […]