Bless you, too, Louis: re Hobbs quote

Vladimir Bilenkin "achekhov at unity.ncsu.edu" at ncsu.edu
Thu Sep 19 07:16:15 MDT 1996


Hugh wrote:

>Hobbes called laughter "a sudden glory arising from some sudden
>conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the
>infirmity of others, or with our own formerly".

I've been reading Adolfo's political satires for the last few days.
The nature of his laughter, IMO, is precisely this
discovery of "eminency" and "glory"  in revolution that throw
into relief the folly and "infirmity" of her enemies.

Vladimir


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