Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cat lady ...

... on wolf man: Jenny Diski on The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness by Mark Rowlands. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I don't quite get this fashionable disgust with my fellow humans, most of whom are no worse than I am and some of whom are far better. Most people are doing the best they can, however sad that may seem. Anyway, Rowlands really has no way of being sure that what he takes wolves to be is what they would take themselves to be were they capable of reflecting on the matter. Underlying his thesis is the sentimentality of the pseudo-tough guy.

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