My Favorite Essays

Best Essays: Some of My Favorite Essays

“Second Thoughts on Certainty: Saint Jean de Brebeuf among the Hurons”—Tobias Wolff
From the Book Tremor of Bliss

“A Bag of Possibilities and Other Matters of the Mind”—Robert Fulghum
From Newsweek Fall/Winter 1990

“The Missing Ingredient”—Hernando de Soto
From the Economist 9/11/1993 p.8-12

“Obituary:Norman Borlaug”
From the Economist 9/17/2009
https://www.economist.com/obituary/2009/09/17/norman-borlaug

“In Her Defense, I’m Sure the Moose Had It Coming”—Aaron Sorkin
From the Huffington Post 12/8/2010

Reflections on the Revolution in France—Edmund Burke
From Bartlebys

Nadia Popova
https://www.economist.com/obituary/2013/07/20/nadia-popova

Conchita Citron
https://www.economist.com/obituary/2009/03/05/conchita-cintron

The Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf
https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/woolf/virginia/w91d/chapter1.html

Other stuff you should read because they’re important for understanding who we are and where we come from.

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htm

On Liberty: John Stuart Mill
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34901/34901-h/34901-h.htm

Frank Sinatra’s Letter to Mike Royko
https://www.messynessychic.com/2013/02/20/frank-sinatra-is-not-amused-letters-from-the-king-of-swing/

Poems

If by Rudyard Kipling
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46473/if—

Ulysses – Alfred Tennyson
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45392/ulysses

Second Coming – William Butler Yeats
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43290/the-second-coming

Dulce Et Decorum Est – Wilfred Owen
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46560/dulce-et-decorum-est

If We Must Die – Claude McKay
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44694/if-we-must-die

Funeral Blues – WH Auden
https://medium.com/poem-of-the-day/w-h-auden-funeral-blues-8771e2868595

Do not go gentle into that goodnight
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/do-not-go-gentle-good-night

 

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