Food for Thought

Ogged brings us aphorism 270 from Nietszche’s Beyond Good and Evil:

The intellectual haughtiness and loathing of every man who has suffered deeply — it almost determines the order of rank HOW deeply men can suffer — the chilling certainty, with which he is thoroughly imbued and coloured, that by virtue of his suffering he KNOWS MORE than the shrewdest and wisest can ever know, that he has been familiar with, and “at home” in, many distant, dreadful worlds of which “YOU know nothing”!

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Ogged says this is John McCain. At the end of the day, though, I’m skeptical that McCain’s life story really explains much of anything about his political ideas for good or for ill.