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Persecution and the Art of Writing

  Persecution and the Art of Writing That’s the catchy title of a book published in the 1950’s by a man named Leo Strauss – initially derided, later enormously influential.  Outside philosophy and political theory, Strauss’s name is not generally … Continue reading

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“Selling Yourself”

“Selling Yourself” Where I come from, there was another name for women who did that, and it wasn’t “sex worker.” Although writing Confessions of a Young Philosopher sometimes felt like being crucified near an ant hill – compared to marketing, … Continue reading

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