random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name! Every fool, from king to policeman, from the flatheaded parson to the visionless dabbler in science, presumes to speak authoritatively of human nature. The greater the mental charlatan, the more definite his insistence on the wickedness and weaknesses of human nature.

tagged: human nature
  —Emma Goldman, from "What Is Anarchy?".

Archive for January, 2008

Southern “mistrust”

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Okay, still on hiatus, but this NYT Magazine article on Democratic presidential contenders Clinton & Obama annoyed me: In other words, if you condescend to Southerners or simply don’t show up, then it’s all but impossible to erase the legacy of mistrust left over from the era of desegregation. “Legacy of mistrust left over from […]


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