Sclerotic Orthodoxy

The quote of the day from Clive James:

The individual intellect, whatever its learned scope and range of interpretation, has no inbuilt safeguards against a hardening into sclerotic orthodoxy.

It’s up to every one of us to make efforts to avoid this trap. Many people fail to do so. It is precisely those people who have created the myth that there’s honor in defending a belief solely because they held it once in the past.

One thought on “Sclerotic Orthodoxy”

  1. Are you reading a good new book of his or is it the book you mentioned with short descriptions of writers and other famous people?

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