Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some Parochial Group's Manners

From John Gardner's Moral Fiction.

Too often we find in contemporary fiction not true morality, which requires sympathy and responsible judgment, but some fierce ethic which, under closer inspection, turns out ot be some parochial group's manners and habitual prejudices elevated to the status of ethical imperatives, axioms for which bigotry or hate, not love, is the premise.

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