Weekend Edition: 10-29

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Consider the context (“A book symbolises the whole intellectual history of mankind; it’s the greatest weapon ever devised in the war against stupidity.”)
  • Quack Prophet (“Whether it’s the Dead Sea Scrolls or Finnegan’s Wake, there’s a long literary history of taking the garbled and the fragmented and looking for lucid meaning beneath.”) (via)

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

A man who can laugh, if only at himself, is never really miserable.

H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

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