QUOTE FOR THE DAY: Is it odd if I find this appealing?

Macdonald, seeking an opening, fashioned his perspective “conservative anarchism.” How could he blend the conservative’s piety for tradition with the anarchist’s disbelief in authority? “Well, I say, being an anarchist, that I don’t believe in taking people by the hand and force-feeding them culture,” he once told an interviewer. “I think they should make their own decisions. If they want to go to museums and concerts, that’s fine, but they shouldn’t be seduced into doing it or shamed into doing it.”

1 comment:

Mungowitz said...


In fact, it is quite brilliant.

Faith, to be salvatory, has to be authentic.

Why should it be otherwise with culture?

Nicely played.