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Threats of Pain and Ruin - Dalrymple, Theodore
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What is written without pain, said Doctor Johnson, is rarely read with pleasure. Rarely perhaps, but not, I hope, never: for the little essays in this book were written, I must confess, without much angst. In part this was because, in writing them, I had no thesis to prove, no axe to grind, except that the world is both infinitely interesting and amusing, and provides us with an inexhaustible source of material for philosophical reflection. Many of the subjects treated of in this book were found by serendipity or came to me ...

Threats of Pain and Ruin 2014, World Encounter Institute/New English Review Press, Nashville

ISBN-13: 9780991652112

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