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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. — Blaise Pascal I. Go to any bookstore and you’ll find shelves of books written…
By Colin Richmond, from “Deliberation and Precipitation: Fresh Eggs, c. 1890–c. 1910,” published in the Winter 2014 issue of Common Knowledge. Richmond is professor emeritus of medieval history at the…