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Sartre is over-rated. Beauvoir is under-rated.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Sep 11th, 2018 at 10:40:52 AM EST
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yeah. whatever it takes.
"Prize Day," he goes on, "is generally preceded by an expiatory sacrifice. The youngest professor assumes all the sins of the year and does penance for them in public: this is what we call the customary address. When he utters the last word, his purification is complete: thus, each fall, all the high schools of France can start the new academic year in a state of grace. On the other hand, this punishment is often less difficult for the scapegoat than for those who have to listen to him: at least he can choose his subject; nor does this subject have to be absolutely pertinent to the ceremony. And so I am going to take advantage of my rights and talk to you about movies." The students react with smiles and laughter the parents with consternation, discomfort, and silence. Invoking Anatole France, Aesop, and Pirandello, Sarte shows this cold, affected town and its frozen, haughty bourgeois that cinema is "really art."
Anne Cohen-Solal, trans. Anna Cancogni, "Toward Genius 1905-1939," Sartre: A Life, p 79

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Sep 11th, 2018 at 08:42:56 PM EST
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