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Louis J. Halle



FOR thirty years I have been meaning to pay my tribute to an inspiring teacher, the man to whom I owe my intellectual awakening. Teachers who suffer from the impression that what they say is lost on their pupils may take heart from the fact that, i [...]

The Flight of Seabirds

Look at the way the Japanese have painted birds. . . . The system is simple. They have sat down in the countryside and have for a long time watched the birds in their flight. By dint of watching them they have ended by understanding their mov [...]

The Nature of the Historian’s Vocation

What follows is based on the premise that the historian is a literary craftsman who composes in words, for the mind's eye, a picture of the past. He works in the realm of imagination, for it is only in imagination that he can recapture people, pla [...]