To clarify: the title is excerpted from Act 1 of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. The full quote goes:
"Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile;
So ere you find where light in darkness lies,
Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes."
It's a warning against spending too much of your life in scholarly pursuits.
Day By Day
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Is Western Civilization a Meaningful Concept Anymore
Listen and learn. None of the concepts he develops are particularly new to professional historians, but laymen may have never considered them. You need not agree with his conclusions, but they give you something to think about.