“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Graham Tells It

Here. It would be a big shame if all we ever thought about was how to attack the other. This kind of thing is what turns academia into what the Buddhists call an asura realm, a realm of paranoid fighting demons who are constantly about to unleash violence, like characters in a kung fu movie. Or a Jane Austen novel.

Some of my colleagues look like old scarred samurai warriors covered in blood. On the inside.

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