Edward Thomas and Robert Frost Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken,” is probably America’s best-loved poem. It is a lyrical delight and I long ago committed it to memory. What is less well-known is the origin of the poem
In “The Meaning and Value of Life” (1967) Paul Edwards (to whom we have already been introduced) notes that many religious thinkers argue that life cannot have meaning unless our lives are part of a divine plan and that at least some humans achieve eternal bliss.
© Darrell Arnold– (Reprinted with Permission) http://darrellarnold.com/2018/07/16/on-tyranny/ In bite-sized chunks of two to eight (short) pages Timothy Snyder, the Levin Professor of History at Yale University, offers a practical guide to understanding and possibly averting tyranny. [In his new book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.]
© Darrell Arnold Ph.D.– (Reprinted with Permission) http://darrellarnold.com/2018/07/12/how-democracies-die/ We all know of democratic institutions that have ended by revolution or coup. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, two professors of government at Harvard University, highlight another way that they increasingly end — through a slow erosion of institutions by those who were democratically elected to oversee … Continue reading The Death of Democracy
Wilfred Owen MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trench warfare