Tag: truth

Basics, Culture

How to read: Ask is it true?

[I originally wrote this in 2015. It seems especially relevant now.] In the Screwtape Letters, the delightfully evil demon said this to his student: Only the learned read old books and we have now so dealt with the learned that they are of all men the least likely to acquire wisdom by doing so. We have done this by inculcating the Historical Point of View. The Historical Point of View, put briefly, means …