Story #1: "How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials"
I started my life long love of a good book with fairy tales and an excellent children’s edition of King Arthur and the Court of the Round Table. I would guess boys would like this a lot. Men such as Chesterton, C.S. Lewis and Einstein have all praised the fairy tales. Also a good children’s version of Greek myths (& Norse myths too) were loved by my granddaughter.
Russians have produced some of the greatest literature ever written and IMO The Brothers Karamovov is the gold standard.
Two prime time talk show hosts find themselves without a teleprompter. Eventually they realise there's gotta be an intern under a desk somewhere.
Happy Father’s Day! Enjoy your beautiful family ❤️
One of my fanboy dreams has been to sit down with MattTaibbi and talk about Russian lit. I see a direct line between "Dead Souls" and "Griftopia", between "Sketches from a Hunter's Album" and "The Great Derrangement".
This post is probably as close as I'll get, and I'll happily take it.
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I can't really remember my first book, but I do remember reading books like A Wheel in Time, and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I didn't really even understand the religious stuff in them at that point, or any different meaning. I just liked the battles, and traveling across the universe. My young self didn't get it at that point though.
Matt’s last article, "On Writing: The Animal List," and the wonderful conversations I had there have inspired me to write "A Love Letter to Fallen Language" essay. I believe it is worth sharing so forgive me for doing so.
Thanks for the link amidst a great piece
Few in the Liberty Movement appear to be great writers as well as great thinkers, but I consider Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law” a must read for anyone interested in political philosophy and especially anyone interested in the Theory of Liberty.
Bastiat is truly a great thinker (the first to expound upon opportunity cost) and his analysis on law makes it abundantly clear where collective force may be justly applied.
Thank you Matt, as always I learn at your metaphorical knee.
All In, write that novel that you say you can't write and serialize it here, any chance you have audio for this