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.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Lileks on the NEA
Lileks does it again. Another screedblog [they seem to be coming with more regularity these days]. This time his target is a fatuous fool at the Huffington Post who has some ideas about reconfiguring the National Endowment for the Arts. Delicious as always.