What I Want My Kids To Know #10

Posted by Radical Jew on February 14, 2014

All forms of consensus about great books and perennial problems, once stabilized, tend to deteriorate eventually into something philistine. The real life of the mind is always at the frontiers of what is already known. Those great books don’t only need custodians and transmitters. To stay alive, they also need adversaries. The most interesting ideas are heresies. Susan Sontag

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