Thursday, December 28, 2017

Quote of the Day

One of the foremost concerns of this study is to understand how the idea of exposure, which once had been equated with shamelessness, impudence, and impropriety, came to be celebrated as the premier agency of enlightenment and emancipation. How is it that the qualities associated with the reticent sensibility, once regarded as the very foundation of civilized life, came to be blamed as the root cause of personal misery, social evil, and impoverished national culture?

- Rochelle Gurstein in The Repeal of Reticence

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