Vitality springs from diversity – which makes for real progress so long as there is mutual toleration, based on the recognition that worse may come from an attempt to suppress differences than from acceptance of them. For this reason, the kind of peace that makes progress possible is best assured by the mutual checks created […]
Some like carrots, others like cabbage.
Not one of the multicultural classicists really wishes to live under indigenous pre-Colombian ideas of government, Arabic protocols for female behavior, Chinese canons of medical ethics, Islamic traditions of church and state, African approaches to science, Japanese ideas of race, Indian social castes, or Native American notions of private property.
The notion that the course in Western culture can be enriched by adding, to its core list of readings, books by women and persons of color not because they are the best or most appropriate for the subject in hand, but because of the race or sex or class of the author – a kind […]
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.