[Marxism] Re: back-talk in the rear-view mirror

DLVinvest at cs.com DLVinvest at cs.com
Fri Apr 30 02:01:55 MDT 2004

In a message dated 4/29/04 10:04:20 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
Lanasnest at aol.com writes: 
> Einstein said if you look far enough in one diction you would see the back 
> of your head

Einstein was being charitable, even in your bowdlerization, which makes a 
great pun on "discourse": the same might occur if you talk close enough to the 
mirror, or to paraphrase Nietzche on the intellectual impulse to narcissism, 
[from Jenseits von Gut und Bose (beyond good and evil)], beware when looking into 
the abyss, for the abyss might enter one's soul. That's a little ponderous 
and scary, so I like Einstein's euphemism better. But check out Christopher 
Lasch's "The Culture of Narcissism" for serious insight and reflection on what 
shapes people's behavior and thinking.

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