fredag, augusti 19, 2011

Intellektuella ghetton

[T]he most ghettoized people of all, I’ve come to learn, are those who don’t know they grew up in a particular time and place and culture, and who think they can get to universal truths outside of particular realities and commitments. There are ghettos and then there are ghettos. The real question is not whether you grow up in a ghetto, but whether the ideas and customs and rhythms of your particular ghetto prepare you to engage other ideas and customs and life experiences without losing touch with your roots.

s. 9, Letters to a young Catholic, George Weigel.

via Iakttagelser

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