A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers

...the mildness to which men ... had yielded was only half of the intoxication of beauty, while the other half ... was of such surpassing and terrible cruelty—the most cruel of men delights himself with a flower—that beauty ... failed quickly of its effect... 

Hermann BrochThe Death of Virgil

 

Jeremy Davies is made of ink, but don’t dip a feather in him. It tickles. He once painted a fingernail black and no one really noticed. He was disappointed. He’s also an editor, a religious atheist, a liker of strong coffees, a Shakespeare-lover, a political anarchist and someone who rarely has a pen when he needs one. He has been a PhD candidate, a personal trainer, a life model, a bouncer, an infantry soldier and someone who rarely had a pen when he needed one. He has had words published in a variety of places, in a variety of publications, in a variety of forms, in a variety of moments: Canada, Wet Ink, SMS and twelve minutes past three in the afternoon being some of these. His first novel, 'Missing Presumed Undead', will be re-published by Satalyte Publishing in February 2014. A second is on its way.

Anarchy as Order: The History and Future of Civic Humanity

Anarchy as Order: The History and Future of Civic Humanity - Mohammed A. Bamyeh When it comes to books on the topic of political philosophy, this is the first one I have read where I have read whole paragraphs and been so effected that I've got goosebumps.

You know that rare, beautiful, spooky feeling when you read something and it so meshes with what you think, yet it is so better expressed than you could ever have managed it?

This is what I experienced with this book.

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