Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Quote of the Day (Marcia Angell, on the Price of ‘Blanket Cynicism’)

“Blanket cynicism gives the illusion of understanding.” —Physician-author Marcia Angell quoted in T.A. Frank, “America's Least-Favorite City Has Become Television's Favorite Subject,” The New Republic, December 9, 2013

(I took this nocturnal photo of the Capitol in DC while on vacation there a year ago. “Blanket cynicism,” I think, goes a long way toward explaining the fix in which this country finds itself as I type these words.)

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