HISTORY HAS ONE THEME AND ONE THEME ONLY: HOW CAN LOVE OVERCOME MURDER AND DEATH?
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
#326 / Keep Going!
I really enjoyed the latest edition of Integrities, a little journal published by IF, which describes itself as "a nonprofit humanitarian, educational and social change organization located in the Santa Cruz, CA, area ... a community of friends seeking hopeful alternatives to the violence, greed and destructiveness of our world."
To tell the truth, I always enjoy the latest edition of Integrities, and I encourage those reading this blog posting to investigate. I bet you will enjoy Integrities, too!
For the first time ever, I think, the current issue of Integrities is now available online. Here is a link to the latest edition. The opening salvo in the issue is a lovely little essay called, "You're Alive - Keep Going!"
That's good advice! Page Smith, the historian who was the first Provost of Cowell College at UCSC, and a wonderful friend to all who knew him, is cited to this effect in the Integrities essay.
What I think I loved most in this latest edition, though, was a quotation from Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, a historian and social philosopher who wrote, among other things, a book called, Out of Revolution: Autobiography of Western Man. It was Page Smith, in fact, who suggested that I read Out of Revolution. Let me pass on his recommendation.
And let me pass on this thought from Rosenstock-Huessy, who does expect us to be transformed by what we read: