Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Profit

Remember Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, the book of spiritual sayings that was so popular in the 60s? What about a comparable volume for the year 2022 called The Profit? You may be reminded of the would- be cultivated individual who pronounces Goethe, girth—as in waist size. Have you read Girth’s Sufferings of Young Worther? C.P. Snow famously wrote an essay, The Two Cultures on the separation between science and humanities.  The revised version might be about the widening gap between reading and literacy. "Disenchantment" was a term Max Weber used to describe how scientism removed a spiritual element from discourse. Today it’s massive materialism, whose fangs are exponentially poisoned by the data banks of social networks drowning out memory. Civilization is becoming a faint echo buried like Pompei by the eruption of the current Vesuvius.

Read "What Do Kahlil Gibran and Carl von Clausewitz Have in Common?' by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to "Hundred Pounds of Clay"by Gene McDaniels

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