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The Waiting Gambit

Thursday

What is the waiting gambit? The waiting gambit is the idea that, if we wait for the right moment, conditions will be better (whether in the moral sense or the practical sense, or both) at a later time to undertake some initiative for which conditions now are not propitious. 1,253 more words

Civilization

Quotation / Interpretation

“To read a distant text, distant in space, time, or conceptual world – is a utopian task…The task is one whose initial intention cannot be fulfilled in the development of its activity and which has to be satisfied with approximations essentially contradictory to the purpose which had started it…” 79 more words

Writing

Jumping the aggre chasm

On the subject of individuality versus group aggregates. And where the characteristics just don’t add up because they do. As in:

  • Elections. Every vote counts, but no single one matters.
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Innovation (technologicallly Driven)

España a través de las frases

Aunque no obvio que este blog posee un gran número de visitas procedentes de Latinoamérica (hecho que agradezco y que me motiva cada día más a aprender y escribir sobre sus países), he aquí otra entrada centrada en mi país natal, España. 1,363 more words

Sin Categorizar

Mass Men and Exceptional Women or Foxes and Lionesses

Jose Ortega y Gasset (The Revolt of the Masses) when writing in the 1920’s made some acute observations about society that are more relevant for today’s society than when he made them then. 1,735 more words

Economics

Dodging a Bullet

This past June we had sudden and frequent rains — nearly 20 inches in a single month, which was more rain than any of us could remember is such a short time. 536 more words

Hugh's Blogs

Anti-American voices after the reactions to Viktor Orbán's speech

As promised, today I will write a few words about the worsening U.S.-Hungarian relations, not that they have been all that good over the last few years. 1,519 more words

Hungary