To: Cincinatus' Wife
The New Criterion is a very high-brow magazine and its articles can get a little much, but I like in-depth reading
posted on 02/28/2002 1:06:45 AM PST
It is a great piece and well worth the time. There is so much truth packed into each line.
Is it just a netzine, or does it have a hard copy ?
To: GeronL; dighton; aculeus
Delicious reading - main course through dessert. There are too many wonderful phrases and concepts to quote here, but just for an appetizer:
the enchanting music of departure.
Compassion ceases if there is nothing but compassion, and revulsion turns to insensitivity. Our soft pity, as Stefan Zweig calls it, is stimulated, because guilt is a convenient substitute for action where action is impossible. Without the power to do anything, sensitivity becomes our main aim, the aim is not so much to do anything, as to be judged.
posted on 02/28/2002 11:31:08 AM PST
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