We all want to be better people, but what does that mean?
When Wolfe died, William Faulkner said he was the greatest writer of their time.
In his book Meno, Plato began with the question “Can you tell me, Socrates, is virtue something that can be taught?” to which Socrates answered “You must think I am singularly fortunate to know whether virtue can be taught or how it is acquired. The fact is that far from knowing whether it can be taught, I have no idea what virtue itself is.”
We are there and we are horrifically present and complicit.
I kept waiting for her to reach out to me, but it never happened.
When Cain wished to slay his brother, he was at no loss for a weapon.
What makes a book great?
A mensch? Absolutely, but to my great fortune, also my mentor.
Peter Berger died this week at 88 years of age. He was a giant in the cross-disciplinary fields of sociology and religion. His work is still considered essential reading in universities across the country. He was also a very funny guy. The article below was published in 1994 by First Things during the height of […]