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Hildegard of Bingen: the West’s first female composer

Unlike most female composers, a nun’s compositions, somehow and fortunately, have survived the passage of time.

100 questions for knowing thyself

The path to self-knowledge begins with this series of questions…

A lesson in optimism from Voltaire is valuable even today

Is ours the best of all possible worlds? Voltaire’s response holds a still valid lesson.