Category Archives: Philosophy

A Priesthood Manual for Backward Ten-Year-Olds

I have run into difficulties on the present [Melchizedek priesthood] lesson-manual: the committee wants something for backward ten-year-olds and they have a perfect right to it, only I keep telling them that I am not the guy to do it. Continue reading

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Forty Easters Ago

It’s hard to remember Hugh Nibley getting angry in a discussion about religion. Usually he took attacks in stride and found them stimulating rather than making him lose his tempter. I had certainly never seen anything provoke such an immediate and negative response from him. Continue reading

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A Strange World in which East and West, Past and Present Intermingle

The Egyptians are so different from every other ancient people that one hardly knows what to make of them. They are the only people we know of who deliberately planned to convey in formation to other ages than their own. Continue reading

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What is Worth Knowing in Comparison with Arabic?

I have taken up Persian. In three weeks I am able to read the stuff with greater ease than I could Arabic after 13 years! The irony of it – if we had been spending all that time on ANYthing but Arabic we could all be experts. But what can you suggest that is worth knowing in comparison with Arabic? Continue reading

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Hugh Nibley, World’s Worst Politician

Only in the light of the acrimony of our recent ultra-polarized politics have I come to understand the lesson of the time I discovered my father was the world’s worst politician. Continue reading

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Video: Christina Nibley Mincek Speaks at Hugh Nibley’s Funeral

Christina Nibley Mincek speaking at Hugh Nibley’s funeral. Hugh Nibley died eight years ago today, February 24, 2005. Continue reading

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Nibley Goes Multimedia – Beyond Politics Available on the iBookstore

Hugh Nibley & Associates, a company owned by the family of the late Hugh Nibley, has released a multimedia eBook edition of his classic essay Beyond Politics with multimedia supplemental materials. Continue reading

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The Savage Himalayan Look of our Mountains in Winter

Never since I moved to Utah have I had the bored and restless feeling, that haunting urge to get away, which never let me alone in California. Continue reading

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Eastern Tycoons Blowing their Heads Off Right and Left

The way the he-man cult of the hunter has blossomed forth since the II phase of the War bodes ill for the future of the great republic. Continue reading

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From a Muddy Foxhole of the “Bridge Too Far”

In the times of total confusion which lie ahead let us not forget how clearly our own behavior has foreshadowed the horrible commotion of the earth and the elements. I speak in the prophetic vein, because the signs of an impending readjustment in the face of the whole earth are fairly clear. Continue reading

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