Tuesday, May 27, 2008

So it's not about books ...

... but it is very worth reading: Karajan and the trouble with utopia.

While reading this, I kept thinking of Somerset Maugham's line: "Perfection is a trifle dull."

But the last two sentences - "Karajan's utopia was something of a prison. He held the keys but used them far too infrequently." - reminded me of something C.S. Lewis wrote, that the door to Hell is locked from the inside.

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