Dialogue on the Threshold

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Logical lunacy

Victor Serge said, "I followed his argument
With the blank uneasiness which one might feel
In the presence of a logical lunatic."
He said it of Konstantinov. Revolution
Is the affair of logical lunatics.
The politics of emotion must appear
To be an intellectual structure. The cause
Creates a logic not to be distinguished
From lunacy.

Wallace Stevens, Esthétique du mal, part xiv


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