The sage, the river, and the angry young man

Bringing them the plague
9 min readApr 4, 2024
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Once upon a time there was a wise old man who was sitting beside a gently flowing river. An angry young many came along and sat down beside him. For he had heard that the old man was accounted wise by the people of the town.

Now, this young man had read quite widely and thought many wide-ranging thoughts. And in his heart, although he was barely twenty, he cradled a bitterness that…

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Bringing them the plague

Freud's response on arrival in America, some Camus; blogs and essays (older style) on philosophy, psychology, culture and politics.