March 10, 2011


More Hazlitt - 2

If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago. The theory is plain enough; but they are prone to mischief,
"to every good work reprobate."  William Hazlitt
  Man is a toad-eating animal. The admiration of power in others is as common to man as the love of it in himself: the one makes him a tyrant, the other a slave. William Hazlitt.

Yesterday I announced on this place that I had started uploading my edition of Hazlitt's "Political Essays", that I myself just recently found, and hope to edit all for my site.

Today I have only to add that I redid what I uploaded yesterday (the conventions of Firefox and MS Internet Explorer for html-tables differ, it seems) and added some more, including the beginning of the TOC.

I also much like to comment the texts, but my health is barely enough - if that - for what I am doing, and Google made such an awful mess of the txt version of the "Political Essays" that I am forced to switch between html, txt and pdf to get a decent edition in html, and cannot at all proceed fast, as the pdf file consists of images, and the associated txt file probably spells more wrong than right.

Then again, since these texts are new for me... it is truly great prose and great and very courageous satire as well, so I think I ought to do this if I can do it at all, if only because very probably nobody else will do it, as with so much I did, and indeed also with so much I could not do and was not allowed to do, because I spoke the truth in Holland, where what remained of my health was destroyed on purpose for just that reason.

P.S. I suppose the present text is faultless enough, which I remark because I have today and yesterday corrected too much in the text I am editing for my wellbeing.

As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):

1. Anthony Komaroff

Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)

3. Hillary Johnson

The Why

4. Consensus (many M.D.s) Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5. Eleanor Stein

Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)

6. William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7. Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8. Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)

Short descriptions:

1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
   "it is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence".
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.

    "Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!

No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask yon Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Have its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, forever!
     - (Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound") 

    "It was from this time that I developed my way of judging the Chinese by dividing them into two kinds: one humane and one not. "
     - (Jung Chang)


See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources

Maarten Maartensz (M.A. psy, B.A. phi)

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