Tag Archives: Edward Gibbon

The man of one book

George Dunea Chicago, Illinois, United States   As the publishing industry is going through a technological revolution and enhanced digital books come loaded with videos, songs, animated shorts, pop-up graphics, and interactive features, two issues long resonating with scholars and educators seem irrelevant but actually are not. Should one read widely or concentrate on a […]

Edward Gibbon

“Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.” “The warm desires, the long expectations of youth, are founded on the ignorance of themselves and of the world. They are gradually damped by disappointment and possessions; and after the […]