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

“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

Conchita Citron

The Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf

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

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

On Liberty: John Stuart Mill

Frank Sinatra’s Letter to Mike Royko


If by Rudyard Kipling—

Ulysses – Alfred Tennyson

Second Coming – William Butler Yeats

Dulce Et Decorum Est – Wilfred Owen

If We Must Die – Claude McKay

Funeral Blues – WH Auden

Do not go gentle into that goodnight


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