I had every intention of doing a full review today.

However, I just didn’t feel like reading the paper fully other than the Book Review and the feature on the World Bank. (Buy the paper to read it. Seriously.)

However, I saw this quote from a review of the latest translation of Aristotle’s “Ethics” and it is by far, one of the best quotes you’ll read.

“[H]uman beings are passionately attached to their opinions by interests that have nothing to do with the truth.”

In fact, that whole paragraph is great.

Side note: the review could have benefited from closer attention to the philosophical ramifications of the new translation, not so much Aristotle’s role to Strauss and Churchill, or at least a greater exploration into Strauss’ opinions. That would, however, be an entirely different article I suppose.

 

4 Responses to Regular Thread — Sunday Times Edition

  1. JMPrince says:

    Betty Ford has died @ 93, one of our better & notable 1st Ladies:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/08/betty-ford-dies-former-dead_n_893664.html

    Our condolences to her family. JMP

  2. JMPrince says:

    OK New day, Happy 4th everyone! And we’ve got Good News. No really, relatively good news. Ready? Here on Ga. Schools:
    http://projects.propublica.org/schools/

    Ok, would you believe not as bad as imagined news? Yeah, that never makes headlines, so we’ve got to try & hype what we have. JMP

  3. JMPrince says:

    Almost as obscure as Strauss, and for some of the same reasons:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6W8Z-g3fPw

    Karel Husa, Music for Prague, Mvt.1, a winning try too.
    JMP