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Hating on Norman Mailer

This assault on Norman Mailer impresses me more the more times I read it. I’m not familiar enough with Mailer to judge its accuracy, but the tone is perfect for my taste: His vulgarity was a more significant factor in his allure than whatever he possessed of high aspiration. The way his most serious ambition […]

Paul Graham on Determination

Paul Graham just posted a new essay on determination. It is probably my favorite of his essays so far. I particularly like this paragraph: That word balance is a significant one. The more willful you are, the more disciplined you have to be. The stronger your will, the less anyone will be able to argue […]