18 October, 2014

Listening to:


Quote of the week:

Stephen Sondheim: Little Night Music Rene de Guzman: Hank Willis Thomas: Pitch Blackness “Facts are the enemy of truth.”
–A saying

2 Responses to 18 October, 2014

  1. Jeff Holzgrefe says:

    Er… no they’re not.

    • Alex Burger says:

      🙂 I’ve been contemplating Pinter’s Nobel lecture – 2005. It begins:

      “In 1958 I wrote the following:

      ‘There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.’

      I believe that these assertions still make sense and do still apply to the exploration of reality through art. So as a writer I stand by them but as a citizen I cannot. As a citizen I must ask: What is true? What is false? . . . ”

      There’s something in here about artistic and political truth, which are not always the same.


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