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Acumensch asked me to do a book meme, but the book I am reading right now has less than the required number of pages. Since the meme itself is arbitrary, I am going to arbitrarily subtract 100 pages from the instructions and proceed:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 23 pages).
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

I’m in the middle of Hatred of Democracy. Here goes:

Against this, it was necessary to restore, with Aristotle, Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss, a clear sense of a politics freed from the encroachments of democratic consumers. In practice this consuming individual came quite naturally to be identified with the salaried worker, egotistically defending his or her archaic privileges. Doubtless one will recall the flood of literature that poured out during the strikes and demonstrations in autumn 1995 in France to induce in these privileged individuals an awareness of living together and of the glory of public life that they had just defiled with their egotistical interests.

I suppose I’ll tag the Bayman, Mike Beggs, Kenoma, and Chabert since it’s always fun to see what other people are in the middle of and perhaps cranky photo people will need a diversion from artschool. What, only four? Well, happy reader, you can be the fifth tagged. Rejoice in your good fortune.

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  1. Autumn 1995! Neat-o!

    Actually it was supposed to be page 123 not 23. You screwed it up big time.

  2. I’ve never held much store by rules.

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