“My suspicion is that those who seem oblivious to suffering, whether it is nearby or in remote corners, are for the most part unaware, perhaps blinded by doctrine and ideology. For them, the answer is to develop a critical attitude toward articles of faith, secular or religious; to encourage their capacity to question, to explore, to view the world from the standpoint of others. And direct exposure is never very far away, wherever we live — perhaps the homeless person huddling in the cold or asking for a few pennies for food, or all too many more.”
– Noam Chomsky interview with George Yancey
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“For liberal opinion, the political crime of the century, as it is sometimes called, is Russian interference in American elections. The effects of the crime are undetectable, unlike the massive effects of interference by corporate power and private wealth, not considered a crime but the normal workings of democracy. That’s even putting aside the record of U.S. “interference” in foreign elections, Russia included; the word “interference” in quotes because it is so laughably inadequate, as anyone with the slightest familiarity with recent history must be aware.”
Noam Chomsky interview with George Yancey
That’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
– (attributed to) Khaled Hosseini
“I don’t give a damn for a career if it has to be based on the premise of restricting research and concealing the truth.”
(Carl Jung. Memories, Dreams, Reflections. 1963, p. 148)
“I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.”
– (attributed to) John Green