“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

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Mark Payne

So nice to end one's MLA with some deep noninstrumental intelligence served up by the great classicist and erstwhile guy who lived opposite me at Magdalen, Mark Payne.

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