Kids say the darnedest things (“Nature is a great natural phenomenon,” “Ayn Rand makes a lot of sense”) and I’m up to my neck reading and grading them now. So the next installment of Richardson’s James bio must wait. But here’s a quick and crucial thought whose time apparently is still not yet, dating from the eve of the great earthquake that confirmed for James his sense of the possibility of a “moral equivalent of war”:
“The wars of the future must be waged inside of every country, between the destructive and constructive ideals and forces.”
“Destructive” is on a winning streak, but Happy Pragmatists like James and me have our rally caps on.
Back to the pile.