Revelations of Time

David Horowitz's book A Point in Time is at root an exposé on the nature of Time, that double-edged sword which, by obliterating all in its path, highlights the precious from the superfluous in our lives. In structure, the book consists of Horowitz's reflections -- from his childhood and father to his deceased daughter and own mortality -- not unlike the approach of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, whom the author quotes at length and has apparently learned much from (and a better instructor can scarcely be found).  But this is not an abstract or theoretical book; Horowitz often begins with the mundane and concludes with the profound.  So chapters starting with anecdotes concerning his pets progressively develop into philosophical reflections.  Nor does Horowitz merely quote the great men; he participates in and synthesizes their thoughts, showing their applicability to modern times. For instance, the stoic emperor asserts that things outside us "do not touch the soul,...(Read Full Article)

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