Saturday, November 1, 2008

Forever Young

"[I]n the naivety lay the purity and the robustness, and in the sophisticated mockery of it the pervasive malaise. [...] It is commonly and truly said that young people who want to set the world to rights learn later to be grateful that the world is not worse than it is; but if they were convinced of that too early, we would lose their critical effect, and the world would be worse still."
Clive James, Cultural Amnesia, Marc Bloch.