The Deipnosophist

Where the science of investing becomes an art of living

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Location: Summerlin, Nevada, United States

A private investor for 20+ years, I manage private portfolios and write about investing. You can read my market musings on three different sites: 1) The Deipnosophist, dedicated to teaching the market's processes and mechanics; 2) Investment Poetry, a subscription site dedicated to real time investment recommendations; and 3) Seeking Alpha, a combination of the other two sites with a mix of reprints from this site and all-original content. See you here, there, or the other site!

25 February 2006

A profound alloy

Mix together the following ingredients:
A classic of Western literature, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess,
A classic of Western cinema, Stanley Kubrick's rendering into a daring movie of that bold novel, and
Arguably our most acute observer of today's culture and morals, "Theodore Dalrymple" (a nom de plume).

The result is a brilliant, insightful, and horrifying essay just like this one. The interesting item: I do not know whether Dalrymple wrote the essay to honor Anthony Burgess, the novel, or the movie. Is it an anniversary of any one of the three? It must be, because Dalrymple never fully closes the circle from Burgess' insights and "genius" to today's seeming, teeming loss of morality.

Or does he...?

-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist

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