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Back to Basics

The right way, and the wrong way, to begin the journey.

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
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And he leaves those in search of a good and happy life with one final tip: Read Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics carefully and/or watch Groundhog Day repeatedly. The combination of the serious and the silly makes that particular movie “a profound moral fable” worth seeing over and over again. That same combination makes The Curmudgeon’s Guide worth examining long after you’ve learned the difference between “which” and “that.”

Kelly Jane Torrance is assistant managing editor of The Weekly Standard.