Seamanship Quotation

“In political activity, then, men sail a boundless and bottomless sea; there is neither harbour for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting-place nor appointed destination.”
— from Michael Oakeshott's
Political Education” (1951)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Life’s rich tapestry (3)

“In another Beijing coffee shop, a disgruntled intellectual rants about the party’s shortcomings and failure to embrace political reform. He even asks the staff to turn down the Bob Dylan song playing in the background so that he can be heard—and overheard—more clearly. But he would prefer not to be named.”

--The Economist, “The dog that didn’t bark,” November 13th-19th, 2010, p. 52

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