Thoreau and the Economics of Guerrilla Scholarship

One of my all-time favorite American writers and thinkers is Henry David Thoreau. I first encountered him in small doses during High School back in the years when “anti-establishment” thinking was the mental subliminal hum of an entire generation. Throughout … Continue reading

How to Learn Chinese

By way of taking my own advice about the value of learning languages, after last Thanksgiving I started studying Mandarin Chinese using Pimsleur Comprehensive Mandarin, Level I, which is an absolutely outstanding tool for anyone who wants to learn to … Continue reading