Monday, October 19, 2009

VDH confessed...

I have some confessions to make, not because any of you readers are particularly interested in my views; but rather because I think some of you are in the same boat: Have you stopped reading, listening, watching, and paying attention to most of what now passes for establishment public or popular culture? I am not particularly proud of this quietism (many Athenians did it in the early 4th century BC and Romans by the late 3rd AD), but not really ashamed of it either.

me too, Victor Davis Hanson...since 1995-96...
2 movies I saw since... Passion of Christ (with eyes closed half of the time) and Bella (recommended by Knights of Columbus).
Only tv show I watch...Journey Home on EWTN, Monday 8-9pm. No more Tiger Woods on tv since his tirade at Pebble Beach...
Have not read a fiction book, a self help book, a psychology or psychiatry since...
Since 1995-96 read...New American Bible (NAB), first the liturgy of the week, then sequentially from Genesis to Revelation, back to liturgy of the day reading the references on the footnotes of NAB.
American Bishop, a biography of Bishop Fulton Sheen.
Treasure of Clay, Bishop Fulton Sheen autobiography.
The Story Mountain, autobiography of Thomas Merton.
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, originally published in 1776.
Confessions, autobiography of St. Augustine of Hippo.
City of God by St. Augustine of Hippo.
Summa Vol 1- 5 by St. Thomas Aquinas.
Most of St. Therese of Lisieux published books.
All of Pope John Paul ll books.
All of Pope Benedict XVl books.
Free to Choose, Capitalism & Freedom by Milton Friedman.
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville.
Biographies of Washington, Franklin, Adams, Lincoln, LBJ, Kennedy,
latest book read...Liberty & Tyranny by Mark Levin.
Read a libertarian fiction this year...Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand which strengthened my resolve not to read any or another fiction book again even if it is recommended and read by many others. Not my kind of literature.
Waiting for Sarah Palin's 'Going Rogue'...

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