Why Modris Ekstein’s Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age is one the most important books you can read

Prologue: “let culture then be war”

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Every now and again, you read a book which seems to say more, about more important questions, than dozens of other texts. Or else, it provides a perspective which you’d only glimpsed before…



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Articles on philosophy, psychology & classical thought (notably Stoic), aimed at renewing, spreading, and applying these ideas today.