Thursday, December 3, 2009

Going Dutch with Nietzsche

I realized this evening that, when my three-year-old son was over last weekend, he subscribed to a couple of podcasts on my iTunes: the New York Times Book Review, and Laura Speaks Dutch. I don't know where this kid is headed. First he's pulling Nietzsche off my bookshelves, and now he's learning Dutch. He'll be four in January! Actually, the only thing he read out of The Portable Neitzsche was "Once upon a time..." and I don't think it really starts that way. Once upon a time there was a man named Friedrich. He was an existentialist.
Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

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