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The Captive Mind by Czesław Miłosz
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Nov 26, 2007

it was amazing
Read in October, 2004

I think I read this after The Land of Ulro. At least that's my recollection. Continued my interest in the inherent conflict between dogma and the creative individual, as presaged in the intro to the book:

"When someone is honestly 55% right, that’s very good and there’s no use wrangling. And if someone is 60% right, it’s wonderful, it’s great luck, and let him thank God. But what’s to be said about 75% right? Wise people say this is suspicious. Well, and what about 100% right? Whoever say he’s 100% right is a fanatic, a thug, and the worst kind of rascal."
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