Dmitri Shostakovich: Music for Interesting Times

Posted on Sep 24, 2017 in Articles & Profiles, Featured, Profiles | 0 comments

Produced works of genius in the midst of unbelievable obstacles, or did the obstacles produce his work of genius? Part of “Exemplary Individuals” series.

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The Past Darkly: Divine Comedy’s Historical Background

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Articles, Articles & Profiles, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What follows is an overview and timeline I wish I had when I first started reading the Divine Comedy. Because the poem relates closely to its cultural, political, and spiritual background, it’s good to have some broad strokes.

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Hannah Arendt: Political Life (and its Demise) in the Modern Era

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in Articles & Profiles, Featured, Profiles | 0 comments

Latest in the series on exemplary people relevant to our times, here’s Hannah Arendt – political philosopher, essayist, and teacher — and witness to dark times during her lifetime. She left us with tools to help us to do better now.

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