“The Brothers Karamazov” and the Power of Memory

By |2018-08-03T23:43:22-05:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Baseball, Family, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Great Books, Literature|

Strong memories—of good times, of challenges met, of shaping experiences commonly shared—are the critical foundation of a good and meaningful life, particularly if you are young. Cherished memories of days passed can spur us on, can exhort us, and can motivate us when our own days seem dark and unendurable... On my desk sits a [...]

The Problem of Theocracy in The Brothers Karamazov

By |2018-07-09T12:25:35-05:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Books, Fiction, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Political Philosophy, Religion|

It is through Ivan’s representation of Soloviev in The Brothers Karamazov that Dostoevsky unearths the grave implications and outcomes of totalitarian politics… Fyodor Dostoevsky’s final novel, The Brothers Karamazov, has rightly earned its place among the greatest books of all time. It warrants this stature in no small part because it addresses questions and [...]