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May 29: JF Kennedy, G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG, better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic.Wikipedia
SpouseFrances Blog (m. 1901–1936)
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.



"It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem."
--from "The Point of a Pin" in The Scandal of Father Brown (1935) by G.K. Chesterton
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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Wikipedia
SpouseJacqueline Kennedy Onassis (m. 1953–1963)

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.



100年前的今天,美國前總統甘迺迪(1917-1963)出生。西元1963年,他是第一位拜訪西柏林的美國總統。該西柏林自1961年起,因柏林圍牆而與外界隔絕。拜訪期間,他說了這經典名句:「我是柏林人」,藉此聲援該城市的居民。今日像是「我是查理(Je suis Charlie)」的口號運動,則可追溯至這句話。
Heute vor 100 Jahren wurde der frühere amerikanische Präsident John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) geboren. 1963 besuchte er als erster amerikanischer Präsident West-Berlin, das seit 1961 von der Berliner Mauer eingeschlossen war. Dabei sagte er die berühmten Worte „Ich bin ein Berliner“, um sich mit den Bewohnern der Stadt solidarisch zu erklären. Heutige Slogans wie „Je suis Charlie“ gehen letztlich auf diesen Satz Kennedys zurück.


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Aug.20; Charles and Ray Eames,

TASCHEN Today, we remember the creative duo of Charles and Ray Eames who died on this day in 1978 and 1988 respectively. May their innovative oeuvre keep on inspiring. tsc.hn/49209fb Reconsidering the work of Charles and Ray Eames, who died #onthisday, exactly a decade apart, in 1978 and '88. Their designs are an instantly recognisable, and Californian form of mid-century modernism, but their relationship to LA was surprisingly ambivalent, as this essay from 2015 explores https://www.apollo-magazine.com/california-dreaming-recons…/ ******

4月18日:George Henry Lewes (1817-1878) : Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)舌辯大師丹諾;Samuel Huntington

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For all his long career and prodigious energy he will always be associated with the phrase “the clash of civilisations”. How well does his argument hold up 24 years after he first penned it?


Samuel Huntington was one of America's great public intellectuals The author of "The Clash of Civilisations?" was born on April 18th 1972 ECONOMIST.COM
Samuel P. Huntington - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_P._Huntington

Samuel Phillips Huntington (April 18, 1927 – December 24, 2008) was an American political scientist, adviser and academic. He spent more than half a century ..

As a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, and in an influential 1968 article in Foreign Affairs, he advocated the concentra

5 月5: Søren Kierkegaard, Karl Marx, The ultimate failure of Napoleon. Bye bye paper fivers; Virginia Woolf's great novel "To The Lighthouse"

Virginia Woolf's great novel "To The Lighthouse" was published #onthisday 5th May 1927. The book includes fictionalised semi-autobiographical reminiscences of her childhood trips to the family house in Cornwall and the characters Mr & Mrs Ramsay are probably partly based on her parents Leslie & Julia Stephen (née Duckworth). Leslie Stephen was President of The London Library for 12 years and Virginia Woolf became a life member 4 days after his death.
To the Lighthouse was one of Virginia Woolf's most successful novels (the proceeds enabling the Woolfs to buy their first car!). 3,000 copies were produced by her Hogarth Press for the first edition. This is one of them from May 1927, and we're very happy to have it!

It's 05.05.17 – the last day you can spend your paper fivers in all shops across the UK.



Bye bye paper fivers: shops to stop accepting old £5 notes New polymer notes featuring Sir Winston Churchill complete their… THEGUARDIAN.COM



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