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‘What the Past Is For’

‘What the Past Is For’ By LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI The following speech was delivered in the Coolidge Auditorium on Nov. 5, 2003. Futurology, on my definition, is a very serious science whose subject is not only non-existent but necessarily non-existent: for … Continue reading

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How a Generation Lost Its Common Culture

By¬†¬†Patrick Deneen, February 2, 2016 My students are know-nothings. They are exceedingly nice, pleasant, trustworthy, mostly honest, well-intentioned, and utterly decent. But their brains are largely empty, devoid of any substantial knowledge that might be the fruits of an education … Continue reading

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