Functionally Literate – Opening Sentence


Among my earliest memories are those of being down at the railroad depot with my grandfather, watching the trains come in.

Rival Rails – The Race to Build America’s Greatest Transcontinental Railroad, Walter R. Borneman (2010)

Functionally Literate – Opening Sentence


One of my major concerns for many years has been how people could prevent and destroy dictatorships.

From Dictatorship to Democracy – A Conceptual Framework for Liberation, Gene Sharp (2010)

Functionally Literate – Opening Sentence


In his study The Nature of Evil (1931), Radoslav. A. Tsanoff cites a terse reflection set down by the German philosopher Julius Bahnsen in 1847, when he was seventeen years old.

The Conspiracy against the Human Race, Thomas Ligotti (2010)