Friday, June 27, 2008

Lord Jim and Lost Honor

Here's a thought-provoking piece by Bret Stephens on an executive eluding trial by hiding in Namibia and some lessons that can be gleaned from Joseph Conrad.

Much to ponder there. A friend of mine once wondered how people could have known their fate and still stayed in the Alamo. The answer for many of them may have been that they knew something worst would have happened to them had they fled. Lord Jim's greatest flaw may have been his inability to forgive himself and yet one of his greatest virtues could be that he did not easily do so.

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