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“Not to go onwards (in verse, as in everything) means to go backwards — that is, to leave the scene.” https://t.co/WPp8v6BSBp
“Not to go onwards (in verse, as in everything) means to go backwards — that is, to leave the scene.” https://t.co/WPp8v6BSBp
The great humanistic philosopher Erich Fromm on having vs. being and how to break free from our culture's chains https://t.co/OMFtUX23uc
The great humanistic philosopher Erich Fromm on having vs. being and how to break free from our culture's chains https://t.co/OMFtUX23uc
"To bother to engage with problematic culture, and problematic people within that culture, is an act of love." THIS https://t.co/WFdDjyqK4j
Leonard Bernstein on defying cynicism and why paying attention is a countercultural act of courage and resistance https://t.co/drGME76rFE
Leonard Bernstein on defying cynicism and why paying attention is a countercultural act of courage and resistance https://t.co/drGME76rFE
For Lord Byron's birthday, his epic poem "Don Juan" illustrated by Milton Glaser and annotated by Isaac Asimov https://t.co/qcfIeUONJ4
For Lord Byron's birthday, his epic poem 'Don Juan' illustrated by Milton Glaser and annotated by Isaac Asimov  https://t.co/qcfIeUONJ4
“The grounds for hope are in the shadows, in the people who are inventing the world while no one looks." Solnit 2020 https://t.co/QKqBjwR74u
Weekly highlights: Carl Sagan on moving beyond us vs. them,philosopher Martha Nussbaum on love's knowledge, and more https://t.co/xAJ3EkJ1an
Weekly highlights: Carl Sagan on moving beyond us vs. them,philosopher Martha Nussbaum on love's knowledge, and more https://t.co/xAJ3EkJ1an
Francis Bacon, born on this day in 1561, on the spirit of true learning and how to read intelligently https://t.co/IIw2gk8MG6
Francis Bacon, born on this day in 1561, on the spirit of true learning and how to read intelligently https://t.co/IIw2gk8MG6
The art of knowing what to do with your life – trailblazing astronomer Maria Mitchell on choice vs. opportunity https://t.co/rfHKNDZOgF
The art of knowing what to do with your life – trailblazing astronomer Maria Mitchell on choice vs. opportunity https://t.co/rfHKNDZOgF
What is beauty? Francis Bacon, born on this day in 1561, had some abiding insights into this perennial perplexity https://t.co/BiHAkU2I10
What is beauty? Francis Bacon, born on this day in 1561, had some abiding insights into this perennial perplexity https://t.co/BiHAkU2I10
On Friday, I'm hosting a night of music celebrating cultural heroes, from Baldwin to Rich – come lift your spirits https://t.co/ZBwOdBiGho
On Friday, I'm hosting a night of music celebrating cultural heroes, from Baldwin to Rich – come lift your spirits https://t.co/ZBwOdBiGho
Adrienne Rich reads "What Kind of Times Are These?" https://t.co/Sut37opOmD #resist
Adrienne Rich reads 'What Kind of Times Are These?' https://t.co/Sut37opOmD #resist
There hasn't been a better time for Hannah Arendt on lying in politics: https://t.co/oTAFx61ePL
There hasn't been a better time for Hannah Arendt on lying in politics: https://t.co/oTAFx61ePL
Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft on the imagination and its seductive power in human relationships https://t.co/AfbZILBtU4
Philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft on the imagination and its seductive power in human relationships https://t.co/AfbZILBtU4
The view from my morning ride captures today's mood perfectly: a fog of unreality was foisted upon us, but we're still here. #resist
The view from my morning ride captures today's mood perfectly: a fog of unreality was foisted upon us, but we're still here. #resist
Chekhov on the 8 qualities of cultured people https://t.co/KJsQQeDdTl
Chekhov on the 8 qualities of cultured people https://t.co/KJsQQeDdTl
The almost unbearably beautiful love letters of Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell https://t.co/NUFcGQFsTa
The almost unbearably beautiful love letters of Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell https://t.co/NUFcGQFsTa
Francis Bacon, born on this day in 1561, on the measure of friendship https://t.co/RbD2oqbXvz
Francis Bacon, born on this day in 1561, on the measure of friendship https://t.co/RbD2oqbXvz
For Lord Byron's birthday, his epic poem "Don Juan" illustrated by Milton Glaser and annotated by Isaac Asimov https://t.co/qcfIeUONJ4
For Lord Byron's birthday, his epic poem 'Don Juan' illustrated by Milton Glaser and annotated by Isaac Asimov https://t.co/qcfIeUONJ4
How do you know if you love a person? Philosopher Martha Nussbaum's incompleteness theorem of the heart's truth https://t.co/vlzSXDOx79
How do you know if you love a person? Philosopher Martha Nussbaum's incompleteness theorem of the heart's truth https://t.co/vlzSXDOx79
Total(1) => 0.41620397567749 f_u_GLN(2) => 0.4128737449646 f_f_QM(2) => 0.35198712348938 indS(2) => 0.088516235351562 indM(2) => 0.024202108383179 indM_1(2) => 0.0050270557403564 indM_2(2) => 0.00085926055908203 indM_4(2) => 0.0046749114990234 indM_5(2) => 0.0063250064849854 indM_6(2) => 0.0018012523651123 indM_7(2) => 0.0030639171600342 indM_8(2) => 0.0008699893951416 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.01159405708313 f_f_dT(40) => 0.010534763336182