"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"...doesn't philosophy amount to the sum of all thinkable and unthinkable errors, ceaselessly repeated?"--Jean-Luc Marion

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Shorter Joe Klein

Not actually Joe Klein

Actually, the worst thing the Baby Boomers did was take the introspection of the Confessional poets and turn it into navel gazing, and then decide our belly button lint was a road map to history.

Well, some of us did, anyway.


Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

What a silly article. I wish I could get paid the big bucks for putting so little effort into writing stuff the way Time pays its scribblers. So, the big news is that it's still a magazine for people who can't think.

Your post, on the other hand, got me to go re-read Robert Lowell's most famous poem. I don't read it often but I get new things from it every time.

8:53 AM  
Blogger ntodd said...


7:16 PM  
Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

OT. This is just so amazingly silly you've got to see it.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Rmj said...

This is just so amazingly silly you've got to see it.


I especially like the reference to "pagans" and then the implicit idea that polytheism leads to technology, but monotheism leads to ignorance.

Guess that makes Tralfaz a monotheist at heart.....

12:03 PM  

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