The Corner

Citizen Derb

Four years today. Celebrating? Sure–dinner with Harvey Mansfield (& 15 other guys). Been reading his book–much harder than I’d thought. “Thus science is unpretentious on behalf of mankind but in a manly, pretentious way; this is the wrenching complication to which Nietzsche compels manliness to perform…” ( p.115). Um, right. Note to self: Give those Teaching Company Nietzsche disks another try. In event failure, GIVE UP ONCE FOR ALL THIS PRETENSE OF BEING INTELLECTUAL, write geometry textbook.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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