Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Commentary: Read Something Other than Current Politics

American professors who call themselves liberals almost always do one of three things when it comes to reading old books. They ditch them, they disparage them, or they wrench them out of joint so that they can be made to do obeisance to what all correct-thinking people are supposed to believe and speak today.


  1. I have over 400 books on my Kindle, with none of them being less than 40 years published. The old stuff is the greatest. Right now I'm again going through The Complete Short Stories of Earnest Hemingway, in paperback.

  2. Everything is politics these days especially when comes to anyone on the left on any subject they care to expound upon. College professors? fugedaboutit. If they could, they'd rewrite the Constitution then tell you it has always been that way. Not that they're not trying to do that anyway with their bullshit laws and regulations.


  3. WE didn’t pay attention to politics, but politics has always been paying attention to us.
    Now we’re playing catch-up.

  4. Reading a Raymond Chandler story collection now for fiction, the Bruce Catton Army of the Potomac trilogy for non-fiction, and a commentary on the Gospel of Mark for enlightenment. The commentary is new, Mark itself is tad older. Parts of what Catton writes seem very current.

  5. My barber went to the doctor and was diagnosed with high blood pressure. The doc asked "do you watch a lot of news?" His retort? "I'm a barber."

    1. How many customers would object to switching the TV to "I Love Lucy" and "Gilligan's Island" reruns? I would welcome that anywhere; even when TV news isn't biased and inaccurate, it's still so superficial that I become stupider by watching any.

  6. It isn't news. It's just rage porn.


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