The Artist of Loving

Humanistic philosopher and psychologist Erich Fromm was born on this date in 1900 in Frankfurt, Germany. He was a student of the Talmud and used Jewish texts and imagery as touchstones for his political and psychological insights long after he had left the world of Orthodoxy at age 26. Fromm’s attachment to Judaism as a […]

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June 24: Norman Cousins

Norman Cousins, editor of the Saturday Review from 1942 until 1971, and again from 1973 to 1977, was born in West Hoboken, New Jersey on this date in 1915. An esteemed cultivator of good writers and good writing, Cousins grew SR‘s circulation from 20,000 to 600,000. He was an eloquent champion of nuclear disarmament, leading […]

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