"I hope the fences we mended
Fall down beneath their own weight"

John Darnielle


sexta-feira, 12 de março de 2010

Theory and Practice in theory and in practice

My generation was obsessed with the distinction between theory and practice—I knew a man in California whose doctoral dissertation was devoted to “Theory and Practice in theory and in practice.” Sexually, we lived the contrast. In theory we prided ourselves on being the cutting edge. But in practice we were a conformist cohort: shaped more by our ’50s youth than our ’60s adolescence. A surprising number of us married young—often to our first serious girlfriend. And of that number, many have stayed married. Championing the inalienable right of everyone to do anything, we had scant occasion to do much ourselves.
a única coisa a fazer é, mesmo, ir ler o resto do que o Tony Judt escreve aqui.