91% done with War and Peace

Something both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky share in common is the notion that progress – science and reason – cannot really explain life. This is a very difficult subject and seems counter-intuitive (especially for me), but like The Brothers Karamazov, here Tolstoy shows us how if everyone had made the “right” decisions, did everything perfectly, then there would be no life. Reason fails in the face of life.