Monday, July 26, 2004

George Bernard Shaw on French Intellectuals

Actually, there is no proof that George Bernard Shaw, the Irish playwright and critic whose birthday it is today, had intellectuals of the French kind in mind, specifically, but there's not much harm in pretending he did.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
And here's one that rings true about the views of Washington decision-makers and how they are perceived by knee-jerk America-bashers and Yankee castigators in general.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

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