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The World’s First Fake News: The Cello and the Nightingales

Maria Popova: The Marginalian. In these darkening times, when the powerful and the political class have become utterly corrupted and indifferent to the concerns of ordinary people, there are, as a kind of counterwave, a significant number of people trying… Continue Reading →

Marcus Aurelius in Love: The Future Stoic Philosopher and Roman Emperor’s Passionate Teenage Love Letters to His Tutor

Maria Popova: The Marginalian. In these darkening times, when the powerful and the political class have become utterly corrupted, and indifferent to the concerns of ordinary people, there are, as a kind of counterwave, a significant number of people trying… Continue Reading →

Haunting Illustrations for Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four,’ Introduced by the Courageous Journalist Who Broke the Edward Snowden Story

By Maria Popova: The Marginalian In these darkening times, when the powerful and the political class have become utterly corrupted, and indifferent to the concerns of ordinary people, there are, as a kind of counterwave, a significant number of people… Continue Reading →

Maria Popova’s Favourite Books of the Past Year: Trees, hummingbirds, snails, Stoicism, storytelling, Orwell’s roses, the crucible of consciousness, and trees, always trees.

Maria Popova: The Marginalian. In these darkening times, when the powerful and the political class have become utterly corrupted, and indifferent to the concerns of ordinary people, there are, as a kind of counterwave, a significant number of people trying… Continue Reading →

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