Andrew Kern Oct 15, 2007
RV Young puts it this way:
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Andrew Kern Oct 15, 2007
When I was a child, my creative writing teacher (the immortal Mrs. Holm) mentioned a then current cigarette commercial that used the tag line, "Winston takes good, like a cigarette should. So what do you want, good grammar or good taste?"
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Andrew Kern Oct 15, 2007
In his classic On the Art of Writing Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (pronounced more or less "Killer Coosh") said this:
You have not been left altogether without clue to the secret of what Style is. That you must master teh secret for yourselves lay implicit in our bargain, and you were never promised that a writer's training would be easy. Yet a clue was certainly put in your hands when, having insisted that literature is a living art, I added that therefore it must be personal and of its essence personal.
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Andrew Kern Oct 13, 2007
You may or may not like the politics, but the point about words is vital and very funny!  http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/index.jhtml?ml_video=111009
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Andrew Kern Oct 11, 2007
Love humility as the mediating sister of all the virtues. She is our entry to all the pleasures of heaven and earth.
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Andrew Kern Oct 11, 2007
A good solution accepts also the limitations of discipline. Agricultural problems should receive solutions that are agricultural, not technological or economic.
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Andrew Kern Oct 11, 2007
Public opinion saddles the Christian college with inadequate reasons for existing, reasons the college cannot accept if it is to conceive and implement its task effectively and as a whole. Faulty expectations generate public relations problems and these add a needless burden to the problems of higher education today.
Arthur Holmes: The Idea of a Christian College
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Andrew Kern Oct 11, 2007
According to this astonishing article, it's even more than we thought. Hospitals, art, grammar, Homer, math theory, and now we discover we've only just caught up to Archimedes! What an astonishing people.
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Andrew Kern Oct 10, 2007
Freedom of thought is rendered pointless and must disappear, where reason and morality are deprived of their status as a force in their own right.
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Andrew Kern Oct 10, 2007
Jeremy Beers over at ISI generously advanced me a review copy of The Great Tradition. Now they have generously quoted my response on their web site. Take a look - especially at the book! Warning! The contents of this link will change every month or so.
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