David Mamet

“I examined my Liberalism and found it like an addiction to roulette. Here, though the odds are plain, and the certainty of loss apparent to anyone with a knowledge of arithmetic, the addict, failing time and again, is convinced he yet is graced with the power to contravene natural laws. The roulette addict, when he invariably comes to grief, does not examine either the nature of roulette, or of his delusion, but retires to develop a new system, and to scheme for more funds.”


David Mamet, The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture
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The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture by David Mamet
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