Tag Archives: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dostoevsky’s Near Death Experience (NDE)

Dostoevsky’s description of an epileptic fit is only recently being confirmed by science.

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The Founders vs. Dostoyevsky’s Inquisitor

Christian nationalists have the same objections to democracy that Dostoyevsky’s Grand Inquisitor has to Christ’s vision.

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Ukraine: What Would Leo and Fyodor Do?

Dostoevsky and Tolstoy’s novels work as indictments of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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The Stone Is Rolled–I’m Whole, I’m Held

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Just How Dangerous Is Fiction?

Peter Brooks’s new book, “Seduced by Story,” raises the issue of fiction’s role in horrors.

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First They Came for Toni Morrison, Then…

In the right attacks Toni Morrison novels, does this mean that Homer, Dostoevsky, Milton, and Sophocles are next?

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The Great Books as Assimilation Manual

Phuc Tran’s “Sigh, Gone” describes how great literature helped him negotiate a difficult immigrant experience.

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Literature’s Unique Spiritual Insights

An extended reflection upon the relationship between religion and literature.

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Mueller Demythologized

Thursday I’ve written a lot about people’s hopes in Robert Mueller, which helps explain the palpable disappointment in his performance yesterday before two Congressional committees. From one perspective, there’s no reason to feel let down. After all, his report exposed one of the great scandals in American history: our president welcomed and encouraged Russian election […]

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