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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Futurological Brickbats

There are few modes of discourse more debased and debasing than self-promotion.


FrF said...

Though one could construct effortlessly a convincing-sounding Wilde-ism which says that self-promotion is the highest form of discourse!

Dale Carrico said...

Maybe so -- that is the risk of paradoxes, sometimes they really are as false or nonsensical as they appear to be, and their authors less the wit than the witwoud (recall that a paradox is a figure of speech in which an apparently false or nonsensical utterance nonetheless expresses an insight -- as in, "art is a lie that tells the truth," or the actually Wildean, "only the shallow know themselves").