History’s Mysteries

The skeptical doctor is feeling nostalgic in this week’s Takimag column after finding a particular book in his library.

These days, melancholy and nostalgia are not much in fashion; indeed, they are seen almost as vices. But he who experiences no nostalgia must have had a wretched or a shallow life, for not to regret the passing of a happy time is to have had no happy time.

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