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While we allow the inhabitants of imaginary remote corners the authenticity of savages or sufferers, we rarely suppose them to possess the authenticity of complex, sophisticated perceptions.
It may be that just as tonality recurs in music and realism in painting, so the idea of liberalism recurs in politics-though each time in a different vein.
Laughter is the lightning rod of play, the eroticism of conversation.
The authentic is almost never found by being pursued; but there is no missing it when you are in its presence.
Why look any further if you've discovered complete satisfaction.
Anger can be borne - it can even be satisfying - if it can gather into words and explode in a storm, or a rapier-sharp attack. But without these means of ventilation, it only turns back inward, building and swirling like a head of stream - building to an impotent, murderous rage.
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Speak roughly to your little boy, And beat him when he sneezes; He only does it to annoy, Because he knows it teases.
July 1, 1945
Eva Hoffman is a Polish American writer and academic.
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