Tag Archives: history

All in the Waiting

But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. T.S. Eliot I believe our knowledge of history matters. Following the thread of humanity over time tends to illuminate our real nature doing away with our humanistic optimism. It’s disillusioning at first: recounting the wars, the vast errors and evils across […]

Read Books, and Start with George Orwell

I recently read a post that tragically misidentified something as “Orwellian”, and then proceeded to use it in support of an idea that Orwell himself would have likely criticized. It seems to be a common malady to hijack well-known literary names for our own purposes, to use them bolster up our arguments with an appeal […]