C402 On the road to Ithaka, C.P. Cavafy

Constantine P. Cavafy, was the pseudonym of Konstantínos Pétrou Kaváfis. He was born April 29, 1863, in Alexandria, Egypt, and died 70 years later on his birthday, April 29, 1933, in Alexandria. His parents were both from the Greek community in Constantinople (now Istanbul) Turkey. Historically, this was Anatolia. He was a Greek poet who consciously developed his... Continue Reading →

#J17 Neptune’s Daughter, Louisa May Alcott

Allcox, Alcott and May AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT AND ABIGAIL MAY WERE MARRIED after an unhurried engagement on Sunday, May 23, 1830, at King’s Chapel on Tremont Street, Germantown, Pennsylvania, the outskirts even then of Philadelphia. Bronson noted the day in his journal writing: [Most] Agreeable to preceding expectation, I was this day married by Rev.... Continue Reading →

C473 The liberal voice, John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill was the most influential English language philosopher of the nineteenth century, a logician, naturalist and an exponent of Utilitarianism, he is considered an intellectual powerhouse who advocated the delegate model of electoral rights and thus knowledge comes from experience, a cornerstone of liberal philosophy. Mill combined eighteenth-century Enlightenment thinking with newly emerging... Continue Reading →

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