Prejudices

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”~ William James ~ American philosopher, and psychologist 1842-1910 “Education is a good thing generally, but most folks educate their prejudices.”~ Josh Billings ~ American humourist “Prejudice assumes the garb of reason, but the cheat is too thin.”~ Josh Billings ~… Read More Prejudices

Nelle Harper Lee

Harper Lee was born on 28 April 1926, and died on  19 February 2016 She is best known for writing the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, published in 1960, which won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and was made into an Oscar-winning film starring Gregory Peck The novel is both a coming-of-age story, or bildungsroman, (the… Read More Nelle Harper Lee

The Genius of the Crowd (translation & analysis)

  The Genius and the Crowd – 1909 – Yeghishe Tadevosyan     IL GENIO DELLA MASSA c’è abbastanza perfidia, odio, violenza, assurdità nell’essere umano medio da poter rifornire qualsiasi esercito in qualsiasi giorno e i migliori nell’assassinio sono quelli che vi predicano contro e i migliori nell’odio sono quelli che predicano l’amore e i migliori… Read More The Genius of the Crowd (translation & analysis)