Monthly Archives: February 2011

Is Civilization Much Older Than We Thought?

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Plato: On Politics

“One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” -Plato

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Friedrich Nietzche: On Chastity

In Nietzsche’s NOTES (1880-1881) he writes: “The reabsorption of semen by the blood is the strongest nourishment and, perhaps more than any other factor, it prompts the stimulus of power, the unrest of all forces toward the overcoming of resistances, … Continue reading

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The Great Nashville Railroad Disaster

The Great Train Wreck of 1918 occurred on July 9, 1918, in Nashville, Tennessee. Two passenger trains, operated by the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway (“NC&StL”), collided head-on, killing 101 people and injuring an additional 171. It is considered the deadliest rail accident in United … Continue reading

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Ideologies

There are two ideologies at competition with each other in The West. One ideology is the notion of “the brotherhood of man” and the other ideology is based on ethnic identification(it could be referred to as a tribal mentality). The … Continue reading

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Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali is part 1 of the Apu Trilogy In the comments are linked to the second and third movies in the trilogy.

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More From The Book: The Wrestler’s Body

By Joseph Alter I was told that it is evident from the look on a person’s face, the light in his eyes, and the glow of his skin whether he is celibate. On one occasion I went to a wedding … Continue reading

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