Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Charities as Rackets

“Charity, as if it didn't have enough trouble in this day and age, will always be suspected of morbidity—sado-masochism, perversity of some sort. All higher or moral tendencies lie under suspicion of being rackets. Things we simply honor with old words, but betray or deny in our very nerves.” Saul Bellow in "Herzog," 1961

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