Review: The Last Puritan by George Santanaya

George Santayana The line is so familiar it could have come from Shakespeare or scripture:  Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. The man who came up with the line was Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known to the English-speaking world as George Santayana. I was soContinue reading “Review: The Last Puritan by George Santanaya”

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad

Some people hate the Olympics. They think it’s a waste of time and energy. Some even think that a gathering of people representing 205 countries should be concerned with more important matters like global warming or human trafficking or unequal distribution of resources. But there is something encouraging to me about all these countries gettingContinue reading “The Games of the XXXI Olympiad”