Finished reading: The Crisis of the European Mind by Paul Hazard 📚A but dated but excellent
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Finished reading: Road to Surrender by Evan Thomas 📚Many things I hadn’t known before, particularly on the Japanese side.
Finished reading: There’s No Such Thing as “Business” Ethics by John C. Maxwell 📚Basic but good.
Finished reading: The Gutenberg Parenthesis by Jeff Jarvis 📚A little too white hat vs black hat, but good.
Finished reading: Britain Against Napoleon by Roger Knight 📚Administrative history, yet interesting!
Finished reading: Self-Made by Tara Isabella Burton 📚
Finished reading: The Mind and the Market by Jerry Z. Muller 📚
Finished reading: Leisure by Josef Pieper 📚
Finished reading: Calvin by Bruce Gordon 📚
Finished reading: Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy by Michael P. Zuckert & Catherine Zuckert 📚Really wish I’d had this in grad school.
Finished reading: Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham 📚2nd edition, with three added chapters responding to criticism. An important book!
Finished reading: Cities and Thrones and Powers by Stephen R. L. Clark 📚A little out there in some respects, but happy to see something attentive to political aspects of Plotinus.
Finished reading: Choosing Freedom by Karen Stohr 📚Wouldn’t use in a class, but good popular introduction.
Finished reading: Leo Strauss and His Catholic Readers by Geoffrey M. Vaughan 📚Happy to recommend to any/all with an interest in these topics.
Wonderful treatment for Holy Saturday – A Clerk of Oxford: ‘Open wæs þæt eorðærn’: the Harrowing of Hell
It’s possible to get a great deal of reading done in a laundromat.
Very few things as anticlimactic as the afternoon before a multi-day vacation starts.
Finished reading: Index, a History of The by Dennis Duncan 📚More interesting than it sounds!
Finished reading: The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner 📚Learned some things.
Finished reading: Augustus by Adrian Goldsworthy 📚 More detail here on the Augustus stage than I’ve read before.
Finished reading: Cicero by Anthony Everitt 📚Worth the time, and more sympathetic than many other portrayals.
Finished reading: Empire by Niall Ferguson 📚
Finished reading: Wyclif’s Dust by David Hugh-Jones 📚
Finished reading: The Anglo-Saxons by Marc Morris 📚
Really good, a nice counterpart to the author’s other volume on the Norman Conquest.