Episode 17: The Empty Bookcase Beginning for Building a Library and for Rebuilding a Civilization


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In this 'Adventures in Civic Renewal Series', your host, David Schmitt, discusses a psychological device for initiating your grand project for building a home or office library. This is especially beneficial for families with children to educate, but it is important for individuals as well. Supporting, or beginning anew, your habit of reading is a work that will bring you great pleasure, will enrich your interior life beyond description, and will empower you as an active and engaged Citizen, an enterpriser and as a conversationalist. For your children, you will be opening for them a universe of wonder and a life of immense, new capabilities. You will be helping them to be resilient in navigating the rough waters of life. Also, very importantly, you can contribute to the archiving of the record of our times--and that of former times--as an intellectual fund for future generations. In short, we need to store up instructive history as well as how-to information so that we can resist the tyrannical forces that desire to centralize knowledge and information, to deprive the general public of easy access to accurate information, and to--were it possible--to squelch the wisdom of the ages. Like the monks of the Middle Ages, we need to protect and preserve in many, duplicated, distributed, de-centralized instances of our intellectual and artistic treasures. It is these treasures that assists us in our quest to become more fully human, more virtuous, more heroic and more saintly. These treasures enables the continued emergence of our great, European Civilization---building on what was, and bringing into being that which is still come.
For an interesting presentation by James Corbett, see, 'The Library of Alexandria is on Fire', here:
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