Western thinkers have long valued time alone as a form of inner rejuvenation. Here, then, are four benefits to solitude.
With its daily tallies of those lost to disease, the coronavirus pandemic has brought death into sharp focus, especially for those who are older.
A 40-year friendship ends badly and publicly, leading to a forensic examination of what it means to have and be a friend.
The word Europe only appears ten times in the works of William Shakespeare.
Montaigne anticipated much of modern thought, and was profoundly shaped by the classics. His Essays, so personal yet so urbane, continue to challenge and charm readers.