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The Shrink & The Sage: Pessimism

“Our tendency to equate darkness with depth is as irrational as a Panglossian optimism. What we often praise as a profound ability to see in the dark is often no more than an inability or unwillingness to turn on the light.”

Last weekend’s (27/28 November) FT Magazine column


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