Wednesday, May 02, 2007

T. S. Eliot explains liberal-think

A letter to the WSJ today quotes T. S. Eliot on those who 'struggle' to do good:

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) certainly anticipated the liberationists and libertarians of the 1970s and beyond to this day, when he opined: "Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm -- but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves." And a pity it is how quickly and thoughtlessly so many slavishly succumb to the siren song of the self-anointed do-gooders.

Jack Lochrie

Farmington Hills, Mich.

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