Monthly Archives: October 2016

J. F. Stephen’s world-philosophy, according to his brother

James Fitzjames Stephen’s brother, Leslie Stephen, wrote one of the famous Victorian’s biographies. Here’s an excerpt I really enjoyed: “Despair is the vilest of words.” That expresses Fitzjames’s whole belief and character. Faiths may be shaken and dogmas fade into meaningless … Continue reading

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Tocqueville on Mexico

Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America back in 1835: The Constitution of the United States resembles those beautiful creations of human industry which insure wealth and renown to their inventors, but which are profitless in other hands. This truth is exemplified … Continue reading

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