Hegel wrote: "The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the

Hegel wrote: "The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the

Hegel wrote: "The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk." What did he mean? What is the owl of Minerva? And what might David Brooks be trying to convey when he writes in a recent column: "But that’s the perpetual tragedy of life: the owl of Minerva flies at dusk."

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