Friday, May 2, 2014

David Brooks knows one thing, but it's not a very big thing

Love and Death, 1975.
Shorter David Brooks, "Love Story", New York Times, May 2 2014:
What can we learn from a story of passionate connection like that between Anna Akhmatova and Isaiah Berlin in their famous encounter of 1945, as told by Michael Ignatieff in his biography of Berlin? Mainly that you're better off if you went to the University of Chicago, at least the way it used to be back in the day when I was there—that way if you're ever in a situation like they were you'll be able to chat in a halfway intelligent way about Russian literature.

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