The Week Ahead (March 3-7, 2014)

This coming week in the Caesura Letters:

  • “Despite his tirade against the ills of social conformity, he seems mindless of his own double standard…”
  • Alexis de Tocqueville on the terrors of nineteenth century American river steamboats… and the lessons to be learned from them.
  • First century Rabbi Hillel on the difference between ‘commentary’ and ‘essence’.
  • Why pretending to talk on a banana like a telephone makes you human.

  • Amartya Sen says that human desire is a “circumstantial contingency”, provoking us to second guess the origins of our own hopes and dreams.

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