Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Appreciation ….

… Underrated: Shiva Naipaul | Standpoint. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

He was too independent, had read too widely, thought too deeply, and possessed too keen an eye for the world as it actually is, to submit himself to any orthodoxy, whether of the Left or the Right. The journalist in a rush is forced to grab ready-made labels and opinions, for there is no time to develop, let alone explain to one’s editor and readers, a view of one’s own. 

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