I initially founded this site in 2014, and through the years I have gone through many changes and thoughts on the direction of this Blog.
The main reason for The Historical Reader is to get people reading and talking about great books again, and more importantly get people to think critically about them. Sadly, modern political debates today often devolve into ranting and end with the parties screaming insults at each other. The days of Bill Buckley's Firing Line has regressed into Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. One of the things that I wanted to attempt to do is to revive civil discourse.
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