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Hope for the future is not blind optimism

Hope for the future is not blind optimism

A Florida reader of Intellectual Takeout sent me a thoughtful email asking a question about my article from several weeks ago. It ran as follows: "Yesterday, I read The Long March: Are Its Days Numbered? That ...

The traditional virtues of a woman

The traditional virtues of a woman

There are certain qualities that are characteristic of behaving in a lady-like manner. This story will showcase the traditional virtues attributed to women according to Chinese millenary culture. Xiao Yixin is known in Chinese history as ...

Chartres cathedral: an eternal place

Chartres cathedral: an eternal place

Our Lady of Chartres Cathedral (Notre-Dame de Chartres) is only 80km away from its sister in Paris, which was so recently struck by a tragic fire. Built between 1194-1220 it has been declared a “masterpiece ...