Category Archives: Cynics and Cynicism

On Learning Cynicism

Maybe the idea is to have as many experiences as possible – we’re all here for a relatively short time and you don’t want to miss anything. The winter rain in Paris each year is fine, or so Hemingway would … Continue reading

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When Cynics Aren’t Necessary

There are famous American cynics – H. L. Menken and Ambrose Bierce (“Bitter Bierce”) come to mind – and they’re fun to read. They strip off all the cant and sentimentality and sloppy thinking and tell it like it is, … Continue reading

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