Browsing the blog archives for November, 2004

Les Misérables, Victor Hugo

Les Misébles is Victor Hugo’s magnum opus. This book is about the human condition — read it!


The Mystery of the Aleph, Amir D. Aczel

The study of mathematical infiniteness often takes on religious or mystical meaning. Many of the people who have pursued this topicended up in insane asylums.
I have often used examples of infiniteness from Cantor to illustrate theological points and I am sometimes called crazy.

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The Seven Ages of Paris, Alistair Horne

I fell in love with Paris in the Spring of 1978. I was a high school student with two years of French class behind me. My high school French teacher had prepared us exceptionally well for France. When I first set foot in the City of Lights I felt like I had come home. I [...]