Honesty/policy

18 April 2007 at 17:31 Leave a comment

“…it is time to point out that the neocons got one important thing right, whatever their other sins; and that the one thing they got absolutely right is also the one point on which they are attacked by absolutely everyone. They saw – and, worse, they said – that it was impossible to tell the truth to the general public about anything that really matters.”

Andrew Brown, Honesty is the worst policy, Guardian.co.uk

The truth: nobody wants to hear it.

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What I’ve been reading:

  • James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. (London, 14 King William Street, Strand: William P. Nimmo, 1876). 4 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 3, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985). 4 years ago
  • Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988). 4 years ago
  • Stephanie Kallos, Broken for You (New York: Grove Press, 2004). 5 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 2, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985) 5 years ago

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I am a misanthrope. No one ever believes me, but this seems to prove my point.

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