Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Two good reads on the failure of reason in Korean culture:

Gord Sellar: A Society Without Debate

Aaron McKenzie: Politics: The Concentration of Animosities

As I'm now reading Jules Verne's Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (a.k.a. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) for the first time, I find this quote from the book apropos:

A quoi bon discuter une proposition semblable, quand la force peut détruire les meilleurs arguments.