Black Rednecks and White Liberals, Part 2

Dave Killion — August 5, 2015

Further to our last post, here are a couple of quotes from the titular first essay of our current reading, “Black Rednecks and White Liberals“. Although they are not amongst the most popular highlights, I found them compelling enough to make note of –

“Intellectuals have promoted misconceptions of history, misreadings of contemporary life, and counterproductive notions of how to prepare for the future.”

“There are many who find a good alibi far more attractive than an achievement. For an achievement does not settle anything permanently. We still have to prove our worth anew each day: we have to prove that we are as good today as we were yesterday. But when we have a valid alibi for not achieving anything we are fixed, so to speak, for life.”

 

Look for more quotes here as we move into the second essay, “Are Jews Generic?”

Comments

Keltie Zubko says

Thanks for posting these, Dave. I haven’t got my hard copy of the book yet, but have practically finished listening to the whole thing, and am finding it frustrating to not be able to mark the many profound things I have discovered.

— August 5, 2015

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