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To: Steely Tom

LOL

Just someone who loves ideas and loves to read the oddest books ever written, although Margaret Thatcher’s autobiography (I am reading right now) seems rather ordinary, although she was wise beyond her years, even as a child.

I studied Thomas Kuhn in college and understand paradigm shifts and the power of ideas. I read Bloom’s book, The Closing of the American Mind which was really horrifying....to think we are intentionally denying children the knowledge of a Classical education, when it created Edison, Beethoven, Wright Bros, Goethe, Milton, Shakespeare, Newton, Locke, Reid. Why would we get rid of the very ideas that put us on the Moon, unless we wanted useful idiots?

I just find the genius of man fascinating, and the ideas that created the amazing men like Bonhoeffer, Solzhenitsyn, Churchill, Lincoln, Jefferson, Wilberforce, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, a gift to mankind, directly from God.

Men who stood on principle and are brilliant, so rare in history, but nevertheless, they appear. It is fascinating. I am a devoted Cicero fan and a student of Natural Law Theory and believe that there is nothing more evil and destructive to the soul and freedom than socialism. It is truly evil.


22 posted on 08/11/2011 6:33:38 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: kalee

bookmark


23 posted on 08/11/2011 6:42:34 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: savagesusie

I think you’re one of the best thinkers and writers on FR. And that’s really saying something.


24 posted on 08/11/2011 7:09:25 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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