To clarify: the title is excerpted from Act 1 of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. The full quote goes:
"Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile;
So ere you find where light in darkness lies,
Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes."
It's a warning against spending too much of your life in scholarly pursuits.
Day By Day
Monday, October 15, 2007
In the latest Le Nouvel Observateur, Bernard-Henri Levy asks whether it is still possible to be on the political Left and confesses his loathing for what he calls the "chauvinist Left".
Of course the Left doesn't take this deviationism sitting down.