Daily Archives: May 22, 2019

Sapere Aude

Dare to be wise, or Sapere Aude in Latin, is a favorite motto among philosophers and educational institutions.  It is easy to understand why this is the case.  Philosophers imagine themselves to be wise and so of course they are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fracture Zone

The Fracture Zone:  A Return To The Balkans, by Simon Winchester Not often does one get a second chance to better understand an area where one had previously visited, although admittedly it happens more often for writers and journalists perhaps … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Men Who United The States

The Men Who United The States:  America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, And Mavericks, And The Creation Of One Nation, Indivisible, by Simon Winchester This book is odd for a variety of reasons.  For one, it is written by a naturalized Brit … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Perfectionists

The Perfectionists:  How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World, by Simon Winchester I must admit that when I started reading this book I was not very familiar with what the author meant about precision engineering.  To be sure, it is … Continue reading

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