Scholars and Rogues does not often simply point readers in the direction of an article, but there’s an essay up at The Front Porch Republic that deserves a careful reading followed by long thought.
But it is difficult for me to believe that anyone aware of his habituation can remain “at home” in the world for long—I mean this scientized technological everything’s-for-sale world we’re habituated to. If the world isn’t exactly the dung heap (and we the maggots that crawl upon it) that Dulcinea pronounced it to be, it surely isn’t the sort of place we can look at and be particularly proud of or comfortable in. We may be at home, but we are at home only in a kind of somnambulant homelessness. Something needs remodeling, even if we aren’t exactly sure what it is.
But that “something” is precisely what’s at stake. So let us look about.
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