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Intellectual life

On the Shoulders of Giants

From a February 2, 1985, interview with Jorge Luis Borges, by Argentine poet and essayist Héctor Alvarez Castillo, included in Camino a Babel, self-published by Alvarez Castillo last year. Translated…

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Dehumanized

When math and science rule the school

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Achievetrons

Few men are so disinterested as to prefer to live in discomfort under a government which they hold to be right, rather than in comfort under one which they hold to be…

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Staying Awake

Notes on the alleged decline of reading

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Literary entrails

The boys in the alley, the disappearing readers, and the novel's ghostly twin

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