"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
Dear Prof. Callahan,Who is the author of the book on Say's Law ? (I suppose all the books here are worth reading, since they are on your working pile). Are, in your view, Oakeshott's writings the best way to learn political philosophy ?
"Who is the author of the book on Say's Law?"Thomas Sowell."I suppose all the books here are worth reading, since they are on your working pile."Some things are there because I *ought* to read them, so I don't yet know if they are worth reading!"Are, in your view, Oakeshott's writings the best way to learn political philosophy?"I'd pick Voegelin over Oakeshott.
Thank you for your answers. I have never read Voegelin, I will.For Say's law, I loved Hutt's Rahabilitation so much, I thought of translating the book into french. I couldn't finish Sowell's.
Start at the bottom. You'll thank me later.
Blackadder, are you commenting on a general property of working piles, or on my pile in particular?
My comment was specifically about the desirability of reading Walker Percy, not about a general strategy for dealing with working piles.
So I gave up my blog reading for Lent, and I happened to see the same book Blackadder did, a few months later. What'd you think?
Seemed OK, but I haven't been able to finish works of fiction in years now: I have too much work reading. I get 100 pages in and can't get back to it.