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Confidence is necessary for great civilisations to flourish. Do you hear those last echoes of Empire? This was filmed in 1969 but Kenneth Clark had grown up in another age—a time when Great Britain’s cultural superiority went unquestioned in many huts … Continue reading

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Among 19th century philosophers, Arthur Schopenhauer was among the first to contend that at its core, the universe is not a rational place. … Often considered to be a thoroughgoing pessimist, Schopenhauer in fact advocated ways — via artistic, moral … Continue reading

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Oral people lacked the categories that become second nature even to illiterate individuals in literate cultures: for example, for geometrical shapes…. [The illiterate cultures of remote Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in the 1930’s] could not, or would not, accept logical syllogisms. … Continue reading

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