CSL Daily 1/21/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Prudery and Philology” was published on January 21, 1955 in The Spectator.  It is available in the Present Concerns book.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.”

The Weight of Glory
(Published in Screwtape Proposes a Toast on 1/4/1965)

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CSL Daily 12/30

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)

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CSL Daily 12/28

FACT OF THE DAY:

“On the Atomic Bomb (Metrical Experiment)” by Lewis was a poem printed today (Dec. 28) in 1945 in The Spectator.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“In a rational world, things would be made because they were wanted; in the actual world, wants have to be created in order that people may receive money for making the things.”

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

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CSL Daily 12/09

FACT OF THE DAY:

“After Priggery – What?” is an essay by Lewis first published on December 7, 1945 in The Spectator. Available now in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To avoid a man’s society because he is poor or ugly or stupid may be bad; but to avoid it because he is wicked—with the all but inevitable implication that you are less wicked (at least in some respect)—is dangerous and disgusting.”

After Priggery – What?
(Published in The Spectator on 12/7/1945)

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CSL Daily 9/22

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On this day (Sept. 22) in 1944 “The Death of Words” was published in The Spectator. It was republished in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The most important sense of a word is not always the most useful. What is the good of deepening a word’s connotation if you deprive the word of all practicable denotation?”

The Death of Words
(Published 9/22/1944 in The Spectator)