things of little relevance

October 17, 2009, 6:54 pm
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“The simple peasants are good men, and good men the philosophers, at least what passes for philosophers in our time: strong and clear natures, enriched by a broad education in useful knowledge. The half-breeds who have disdained the first seat, ignorance of letters, and have not been able to reach the other—their rear end between two saddles, like me and so many others—are dangerous, inept, and importunate: these men trouble the world.” -Montaigne, “Of vain subtleties”

“All the problems of the world are caused by people who go to the 92nd Street Y and listen to NPR.” -Mark Lilla


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Also best moment of my life was when D. Ko referred to a group as “bobos”

Comment by Jamie

I had to read this book for a paper I wrote in seminar. Bobos.

Comment by Paul

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