CSL Daily 02/07/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

In 1941 on February 7th “Evil and God” was published in The Spectator. In 1944 “Bulverism” was a talk Lewis gave at the Socratic Club.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If evil has the same kind of reality as good, the same autonomy and completeness, our allegiance to good becomes the arbitrarily chosen loyalty of a partisan.”

Evil and God
(Published in The Spectator on 2/7/1941)

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CSL Daily 01/07/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spent the first night in his new rooms at Magdalene College, Cambridge on January 7, 1955.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it.”

The Abolition of Man
(Published on 1/6/1944)

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CSL Daily 01/06/18

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On January 6, 1944 The Abolition of Man was first published. It came from a series of lectures from Feb. 1943.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If nothing is self-evident, nothing can be proved.”

The Abolition of Man
(Published on 1/6/1944)

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CSL Daily 12/30/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On December 29, 1944 the essay “Private  Bates” was published in The Spectator. Now available in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We must get rid of our arrogant assumption that it is the masses who can be led by the nose. As far as I can make out, the shoe is on the other foot. The only people who are really the dupes of their favourite newspapers are the intelligentsia. It is they who read leading articles: the poor read the sporting news, which is mostly true.”

Private Bates
(Published in The Spectator on 12/29/1944)

CSL Daily 12/29/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VIII” was published on Dec. 29, 1944 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“‘Great works’ (of art) and ‘good works’ (of charity) had better also be Good Work. Let choirs sing well or not at all.”

Good Work and Good Works
(Published in Good Work in Christmas, 1959 issue)