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Ahoy there literary seafarers and welcome aboard the renaissance fleet at "Economics Essays". Aboard our fine ships of the line ye'll encounter thousands of literary and technological tributes to the classics, ranging from "Economics Essays", to the poems of the day series, to discussions pertaining to all of mankind's greatest artistic and intellectual endeavors. And while the thousands of ships range in design and destination, the original poetry and prose, penned by the three sonneteers, shall remain ruggedly constructed from, "Oak planks of reason, riveted with rhyme, designed to voyage across all of time." For the truest way to live the Great Books is not to merely talk about and read them, but it is to create within their rich context-- and that is the destination of this enterprise. Upon this glorious new medium words are free as never before to voyage to the far reaches of the seven seas, and thus the Truth knows no natural barriers but for a local lack of Faith. With the rising cultural and technological winds at our backs, we'll strive to keep an even keel as we marry eternity's meaning to this brave new medium. And I say there'll be no turning back 'til we've gained the renaissance.In addition to being a launching site for our words, may our classical portals become a destination-- a temperate tavern for all wind-whipped poets, philosophers, and statesmen. For I say it's always those brave, salty sailors and soldiers of the soul who have the best stories to tell, and where better to hear a tale of everlasting honor than beside the sea? There's an infinite peace to be found in the ocean there, a permanence and invincibility which reflects and buoys the nobler aspects of mankind while drowning the baser, and it's this same infinite grandeur which is the hallmark of all Great Literature. Go running along the beach, alongside the rolling surf where no stone monument endures, and ye'll soon notice that all the leeward sounds of punditry and politics, the millions of contemporary quips, quotations, and distortions of pedants and litigators, can no longer be heard. For already the muddled buzz of those words have begun fading, fading since the moment they were uttered, destined to be replaced by the steady, leveling wind of the Great Books.Some souls are born to be seafarers, ceaselessly drawn towards the freedom in the boundless infinite, endlessly seeking to walk with the eternal, and it are these souls who keep the context of the Greats alive. This they do in their daily lives, in their daily efforts, in their daily acts of nobility which are far more often accompanied by humility and hard work than by pomp and circumstance. Some of them have read little of the Greats, as Shakespeare had never read much Shakespeare, but if they did, they would immediately find themselves in a friendly harbor. For the Greats rarely tell us things we did not know, but rather they so beautifully bolster and eloquently affirm those things which we always knew to be true. So let these classical ports become places where we voyage to strengthen our souls.Though they often sail in silence, the Greats remain perpetually poised on the brink of formidable action, and I say these vigilant minutemen are about to be awakened by this renaissance's call to arms. Those now training within our ports to become privateer poets shall possess the weapons of wit, wisdom, and eloquence that shall prove essential in winning the imminent literary battle. Victory shall provide us with the pristine territory and cultural positions which so many congressman, pundits, lawyers, and professors aspire to by inferior means. For poetry is only ever won by poetry, and as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written by poets and philosophers, so it is that the documents might be best apprehended and defended by the same. The magnificent magic of the foundational documents stems from the reality that rather than being written for journals, or pedants, or lawyers, or bureaucrats, they were beautiful poems written for the people, marked by subtlety, brevity, profundity, and eloquent beauty. Take this to heart mates-- if ye seek to join us in this battle, write not for the scholars, nor for the newspapers, nor for the state, but write for the people. And when ye go to sleep tonight, be prepared to rise when the lone horseman takes his midnight ride through the streets.