Now that I hear the sound of “cultural engineering” on television (sounds like the smart people are figuring out their problems), I want to take a nap and enjoy some leisure time.
I got some great books to read:
(1) God’s War: A New History of the Crusades by Christopher Tyerman
(2) The Reformation by Diamaid MacCulloch
I suspect that I will meet a lot of great characters in these books. St. Francis and St. Thomas, for example, are somewhere in there. Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, William Wallace, etc.
There is a whole cast of characters from European history. Lots of great stories to read.