May 22, 2008

Intellectual pursuits

I am reading Bertram Wolfe's Three Who Made a Revolution; I read a few pages in college for a report I had to do as a sophomore. My dad always insists that it's the single best book on the Russian Revolution, and I think he's right. I'll see if I can't put a few quotes up in the weeks to come.

I am also watching, on DVD, Shoah, which is simply astonishing -- I remember it played in Philly down by the Delaware at the Ritz when I was an undergraduate on four or five consecutive nights, and a good friend of mine went for every night and would turn up at breakfast haunted the next day. I understand why.

Posted by Ideofact at May 22, 2008 12:11 AM