A 19th drawing of the tomb of the Iranian poet Saadi in Shiraz.
Pascal Coste via Wikimedia Commons.
A poem by the Persian polymath Sa'adi helps us understand our shared vulnerability to coronavirus
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The concept of dignity is not universal. It means different things to different people and different cultures.
‘Look up here I’m in heaven’.
The great polymath’s late output reads like a manual for artists saying goodbye.
Goethe says we should approach life as an architect views a vast quarry.
Decent people take comfort in the idea that money is not profoundly connected with happiness. There are statistics that suggest that as income increases happiness does not rise to an equal degree; and…