• AmIDreaming commented on the blog post Late Night: Storybook Fail

    2011-10-17 19:21:23View | Delete

    Oh, this is too easy. The Death of Virgil by Herman Broch. I read the first chapter and thought, this has to be one of the greatest books I ever read, and then never went back to it.

  • AmIDreaming commented on the blog post You Aren’t A Pragmatist, Mr. President

    2011-01-23 11:23:16View | Delete

    Gotta admit, I don’t agree with you about Dewey’s prose. For example, I was totally roped in by the first sentence of Democracy and Education:

    The most notable distinction between living and inanimate things is that the former maintain themselves by renewal.

    Or later:

    What nutrition and reproduction are to physiological life, education is to social life. This education consists primarily in transmission through communication. Communication is a process of sharing experience till it becomes a common possession.

    Each to his or her own taste, certainly, but this is pretty good stuff…