Daily Archives: May 24, 2012

The Weakness of Idolizing Achievements: Lord Acton

I’d like to quote a letter from Lord Acton (John Edward Dalberg) to Mandell Creighton, a historian of the papcy and a bishop in the Anglican Church.  This is by far the most significant critique of the demonstrative failure of … Continue reading

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On the Stupidity of Being an Expert

The expert as expert, a bookish sort consulting what is already known, cannot by his nature learn anything new, because then he wouldn’t be an expert.  He would be an entrepreneur, a statesman, or an artist.  The expert critic can … Continue reading

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