Monday, October 24, 2016


Intellectual Slums

George Santayana, letter to Victor Wolfgang von Hagen (November 6, 1934):
I think I should like Quito, and the existence of some superior minds in such a remote and isolated place does not surprise me. If there were more intellectual retreats there would be more intellectual power. The mediocrity of everything in the great world of today is simply appalling. We live in intellectual slums.

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