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Daniel Wolfe At Aeon-'Chomsky, Wolfe & Me'

Full piece here.

On that recursion dispute:

‘Most recently, the disagreements in the field have pulled the American author Tom Wolfe into the fray, with a new book, The Kingdom of Speech, and a cover story in Harper’s Magazine on the topic.

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Public Debate

Quick Quotes #211

You go to bed every night thinking that you’ve written the most brilliant passage ever done, which somehow the next day you realize is sheer drivel.  – Tom Wolfe

In English- Please.

Quick Quotes #210

Never try to fit in; it’s sheer folly. Be an odd, eccentric character. People will volunteer information to you.  – Tom Wolfe

In English- Please.

Quick Quotes #209

Everybody is going to be what they are, and whatever they are, there’s not going to be anything to apologize about.  – Tom Wolfe

In English- Please.

Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full

Stoicism is a major theme in Tom Wolfe’s 1998 novel A Man in FullBut Wolfe portrays Stoicism as a religion rather than a philosophy. 476 more words

Kingdom of Speech

Tom Wolfe’s new book, The Kingdom of Speech, is so intriguing and entertaining that I missed a dozen turns while listening to the audio in my car. 118 more words


Mini review: “The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe

This is the story of the early (American) pioneers of supersonic flight (breaking the sound barrier) and the space race. And it is astounding.

Early on the book tries to nail what it was in the personalities of the men – test pilots from the Navy and Air Force – who risked their lives to go faster or higher than the others, to prove to the world that they were one of the special few at the top of their game. 319 more words