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January 11, 2013

The Civilized Savage (2)

What the civilized savage lacks in useful skills, he more than makes up for in creativity.

Straddling the boundary between the immediacy of the savage and the foresight of the civilized man, he is able to blend both, combining ego and technique, emotion and rational order, to be a talented performer, a charismatic speaker, an ingenious artist, an evocative writer and a startling poet. In addition to this he is capable of starting all sorts of businesses, so long as those businesses involve finding a new way of catering to the leisure needs of the public or cashing in on government social spending. When the train grinds to a halt, then the passengers need to be fed and entertained, and so these are among the few growth areas of a society that is otherwise stuttering to a halt, bringing wealth comes his way. -- Sultan Knish: The Civilized Savage

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 11, 2013 12:07 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Isn't "barbarian" the proper term for a "civilized savage"?

Posted by: Skorpion at January 11, 2013 12:58 PM

And JP Morgan continues to operation the EBT card system. Whats Ross Perot up to? Or Corzine?

Posted by: indyjonesouthere at January 11, 2013 1:12 PM

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