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Day: January 12, 2017

READ: Conrad: Youth

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The first five pages, I’d decided: nah. The tone is all bouncy and frivolous and a little Hooray Henry. The language is good, but he doesn’t have the magic he had in Heart of Darkness. Once the first storm hit the ship in the story, the ship was derailed, but the prose was set aright. […]

Why has booing someone off stage become a negative thing? For whom? All the polite people? The actor stares in my face and asks me a question, am I not allowed to answer him however I please?

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More cultural relativism, people. I think Adam Hartline has said it best: Vote #1 Adam Hartline’s answer to Why has booing someone off stage become a negative thing? For whom? All the polite people? The actor stares in my face and asks me a question, am I not allowed to answer him however I please? […]

Was there anything good about Joseph Stalin?

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I’m not a fan, though I did appreciate Sıddäk Ähuja’s answer to Was there anything good about Joseph Stalin? Taking a line from Testimony (1988 film): he inspired Shostakovich. In a way that you wouldn’t wish on anyone. Answered 2017-01-12 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/Was-there-anything-good-about-Joseph-Stalin/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]

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