- Horatius, by Thomas Babington McCaulay (1800-1859).
- The Gods of the Copybook Headings, by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).
- Ode to Joy, by Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), with Bethoveen's brief introduction. Here's a slightly different translation side-by-side with the original German.
- A short poem from the movie Breaker Morant.
Essays and QuotesMine:
A one-pager on the power of film. An essay on six personality traits of Sir Winston Churchill. “Yes:” my recommendation and analysis of a proposed investment in a log file analysis service. “No:” my recommendation and analysis of a proposed investment in digital certificates.
Thoughts on liberal relativism, by the philosopher Leo Strauss (1899-1973). Letter to Mrs. Bixby, four sentences by Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Letter to Sarah, by Major Sullivan Ballou (1829-1861). Listen to a hauntingly beautiful version of this poem set to music by Ken Burns. Third from the Left, a delightful essay from The Underground Grammarian, published by Robert Mitchell. Address to the University of Chicago, by George F. Kennan (1904-2005).
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