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The Art of Faking It: Bourgeois Socialism

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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1848):

Bourgeois Socialism attains adequate expression, when, and only when, it becomes a mere figure of speech.

Free trade: for the benefit of the working class. Protective duties: for the benefit of the working class. Prison Reform: for the benefit of the working class. This is the last word and the only seriously meant word of bourgeois socialism. It is summed up in the phrase: the bourgeois is a bourgeois—for the benefit of the working class.

 

The Art of Faking It: David Foster Wallace

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David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1999):

“Sweetie, we need to talk. We’ve needed to for a while. I have I mean. I feel like. Can you sit?”

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“Well, I’d rather almost anything, but I care about you, and I’d rather anything than you getting hurt. That concerns me a lot, believe me.”

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“Because I care. Because I love you. Enough to really be honest.”

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“That sometimes I worry you’re going to get hurt. And that you don’t deserve it. To get hurt I mean.”

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