Bags of Bran

Highly Trained Specialists
February 21, 2014, 10:11 am
Filed under: Biography

Those who talk about goodness, therefore, are indeed something of a danger to the peace and health of the body politic. They are asking what goodness is, in spite of having been told a thousand times, and whether they might discover and understand it for themselves, and in their own minds, in spite of the popular belief of every body politic in our time that goodness is not the proper business of the intellect, but of feelings and beliefs, and, of course, the proper business of a few highly trained specialists.[1]



[1] Richard Mitchell, The Gift of Fire,


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