Saturday, January 04, 2020



Lionel Trilling (1905-1975), The Liberal Imagination (1950; rpt. New York: New York Review Books, 2008), p. 221:
Some paradox of our natures leads us, when once we have made our fellow men the objects of our enlightened interest, to go on to make them the objects of our pity, then of our wisdom, ultimately of our coercion.

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