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The Pursuit of Happiness and the American Regime

This recent book sounds most appealing what with a chapter entitled “Walker Percy’s Search”. An endorsement by Brian Smith is recommendation enough. Edith Whartonelizabeth amatohappinessLiberalismNathaniel Hawthornephilosophical literaturePolitical philosophyTom WolfeWalker Percy

The Virtuous Whisky Drinker and Living Well

Richard Menary’s lovely essay   I want to suggest that becoming a virtuous whisky drinker is not simply seeking after pleasurable sensations. Being a virtuous whisky drinker is taking pleasure in directing our senses at the complex array of tastes and smells that the beautiful dram affords us. My acquaintance enjoyed his sweet alcoholic mix, but…