Tag Archives: Pitirim Sorokin

on the importance of downtime

    … I have been a chronic loafer and an enthusiast of dolce far niente all my life. This is the other side of the Taoist percept that “doing nothing is better than to be busy doing nothing.” Almost … Continue reading

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new site dedicated to Pitirim A. Sorokin

      The Russian-American sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin (Russian, Питирим Александрович Сорокин) has been one of my personal heroes since my high school years. I have a created a new site about him at   https://pitirimsorokin.com/Continue reading

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Manhattan Island from Bottom to Top; Walking as Exercise

    In the spirit of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, I will begin with the conclusion, followed by evidence to prove my point. Walking is a naturally beneficial form of exercise habitual since human origins. It is perfectly suited to … Continue reading

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my Sorokin books

    my Sorokin books   The attached Word document (below) contains an inventory of books by and about the Russian-American sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin (1889-1968) in my personal home library.     — Roger W. Smith … Continue reading

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a trip to Massachusetts (and its disappointing aftermath)

    During the month just ended, I took a trip to Massachusetts to attend the American Literature Association’s annual conference in Boston, and also to take photos of personal interest from the point of view of my personal history … Continue reading

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“Sorokin”(«Сорокин»)

    Sorokin post final – English, Russian   русский перевод см ниже Для загружаемого документа Word, содержащего текст этого сообщения, см. Ниже.         My essay about the Russian-American sociologist Pitirim A. Sorokin which follows is approximately … Continue reading

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Shostakovich (Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович)

  русский перевод см ниже The following is an email of mine to a friend which resulted from a conversation we were having yesterday.     — Roger W. Smith   February 3, 2017     *********************************************     You … Continue reading

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