Saturday, December 25, 2004

Sidney Morgenbesser...

...Sidewalk Socrates.

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Money quote:

"There is a danger, of course, in being too clever, and no one knew this better than Morgenbesser. He was exceptional at taking ideas apart, but not at building them up. No argument ever satisfied him, least of all his own, and his exacting standards made it hard for him to publish..."


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