20161231 - misc. quotes

zadie smith A talk given in Berlin on November 10 on receiving the 2016 Welt Literature Prize. I did not understand that I was “championing” multiculturalism by simply depicting it, or by describing it as anything other than incipient tragedy. ​… Racial homogeneity is no guarantor of peace, any more than racial heterogeneity is fated to fail. ​… I find these days that a wistful form of time travel has become a persistent political theme, both on the right and on the left. ... read more

tags: politics, nybooks

may, 2015 :: misc. quotes

how we got where we are The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. – Maxims for Revolutionists, George Bernard Shaw (nybooks) on the value of social capital here’s an intersting little nugget re: the broadening inequality… resources enable you to make the necessary investments in your kids that insure access to the necessary networks. ... read more

tags: politics, nybooks

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