Archive for October 5th, 2012


a willingness of the heart

France was a land, England was a people, but America, having about it still that quality of the idea, was harder to utter—it was the graves at Shiloh and the tired, drawn, nervous faces of its great men, and the country boys dying in the Argonne for a phrase that was empty before their bodies withered. It was a willingness of the heart.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Swimmers,” The Saturday Evening Post (1929)


the caricatures we make

We fight for and against not men and things as they are, but for and against the caricatures we make of them.

J.A. Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis (1954)

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