Jump to navigation
Spinning the wheel, meeting the Fates.
The word philanthropy first appears in Western thought in the fifth century BC to denote an act of rebellion and name the crime of treason.
It is man’s nature to be doing something, or at least to fancy that he’s doing something, but to what purpose?
Michel de Montaigne once considered, “When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime for her more than she is to me?”
From Mesopotamia to Mark Twain, the question has remained the same for thousands of years—who’s laughing now?
Lewis H. Lapham’s musical educations.