DANIEL FINNERAN

American Politics

“An Honest Heart and a Knowing Head” | Lessons from Thomas Jefferson on How to Live Well

The following is an essay/meditation from my sister project, Pneuma. If you’d like to listen to the podcast, visit my website, pneumameditations.com or search Pneuma By Daniel Finneran on any of your favorite podcast streaming platforms. Hello all you beautiful, brilliant, remarkable people, and welcome to this episode of Pneuma. The great sages of the …

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Use Your Discernment (So Long as You Discern Nothing Different) 

Written 6 November 2022 There’s a shrinking number of celebrities in whom we Americans place our collective trust. A very small number, indeed, for whom, no matter the direction toward which our political preferences incline us, there’s near universal veneration.  Take, as one example, the late Alex Trebek, whose name was, and yet remains, synonymous …

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Donald Trump and King Pyrrhus

And, just like that, Rome’s conquest of Greece was nearly complete.  The strong, sturdy, ageless foundation of Hellas, upon which the rest of the civilized world then firmly stood, suddenly began to quake. Those ancient, mighty pillars by which the early Western man was raised, atop which the hundred famous city-states he inhabited were built, …

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