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
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Europeanization and American Exceptionalism
One of the most provocative thinkers in America today is Charles Murray. Go here to read his thoughts on American exceptionalism, the threat of Europeanization, and the problematic orientation of the present administration. They are well worth noting.