Joseph Brodsky on Boredom

I remember reading somewhere a hypothesis that people stopped killing witches because it became boring. You kill one, or see one of the killings, and what is there to be seen next time?

A Few Notes On The History of Clocks

I accidentally started reading about the history of clocks. First, I stumbled upon a sweet book by Swedish historian Peter Englund. Unfortunately, majority of his books are written in Swedish and aren’t translated into English…

Jiddu Krishnamurti on the Origin of Fear

The First and Last Freedom is an odd book. Being a collection excerpts from Krishnamurti’s public talks and discussions, its conversational style of writing makes me read it hastily, inevitably returning to reread each paragraph.…

How Liberalism Destroyed Itself [Book Review]

… Liberalism’s great failing and ultimate weakness: its incapacity to foster self-governance. Liberal individualism demands the dismantling of culture; and as culture fades, Leviathan waxes and responsible liberty recedes. It’s been a while since I…