Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Gibbon on decline & fall of old Roman Empire

One of the major reasons for the lack of time for reading Dream of the Red Chamber is that my friend Dr. Catherine Yeoh recommended to me, in the mid-1990s, Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire which took me five years to finish. It is an intellectual antidote to religious fanaticism and charlatanism.

End-of-the-world 'theology' studied critically


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