Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sons Who Kill Their Mothers Should Beware Nasty Harpy Things

Not the most eloquent title for a blog post, I admit, but I couldn’t resist. Here are the readings for the coming week: Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, Book V (GBWW Vol. 37, pp. 73-98)* “Of Ideas” by St. Thomas … Continue reading

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Wives Who Kill Their Husbands Should Beware Their Children

Last week in the Great Books Project we passed the 4,000-page mark in Philosophy/Theology. Huzzah! Here are the readings for the coming week: Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, Book IV (GBWW Vol. 37, pp. 49-73)* “Of God’s Knowledge” by St. … Continue reading

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Fathers Who Kill Their Daughters Should Beware Their Wives

With all the hoopla in the news about government shutdowns, debt ceilings, and steeply rising insurance premiums (I definitely got sticker shock when the letter came from Blue Cross this week), it’s nice to be able to immerse yourself in … Continue reading

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“Procapitalist” and “Pseudocapitalist” Economic Thought

George Reisman, Capitalism, Introduction: In my Reading Economics Project, I’ve completed the series of posts on Shawn Ritenour’s Principles of Economics and made fair progress on the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s Home Study Course. However, this is my very first … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

You may not have noticed, but we’ve just completed yet another volume of our reading project: Volume 4 of the Gateway to the Great Books series. I don’t even remember off the top of my head how many that makes, … Continue reading

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