CHRIS COOPER'S BLOG - infrequent forays into fun, freedom, fysics and filosophy...

Remove the numerals from the following to contact me directly:


<< current

Liberty links
... feel free

David Friedman
Transport Blog
Freedom and Whisky
Natalie Solent
Biased BBC
The Liberty Log
Brian's EDUCATION Blog

The world in a grey brick
... for the Psion 5mx, greatest of PDAs
Psion Place
Phil Spencer's Psion Page
Psion pages of Sergio Alisi
Huub Linthorst's programs
TuCows EPOC site
Pascal Nicolas' freeware
Paul Dunkel's repair guide

The human mind
... evidence for its existence
Human Nature Review
Richard Dawkins
Steven Pinker

Data hygiene
... the truth is in here

Statistical Assessment Service
Urban Legends Archive
Number 2 Pencil

A foreign country
... my past, where they do things differently

Imperial College Physics class of '66
Peter Symonds email directory
Peter Symonds Unofficial Nostalgia Corner

Blogosophical Investigations
Saturday, April 27, 2002  

[Written on 18/04/2002 3:04 pm]

I'm in that same Woolworth's cafe again. You see that it's a haven for writers, artists and intellectuals, a Deux Magots of Bedford town centre. Though as far as I can judge from looking at my fellow customers, an undiscovered one.

Perhaps because they stop doing chips at 2:30.

More from Grayling's The Meaning of Things (see previous posts).

"... for liberty is not licence, it is something better: it is open-minded, tolerant and reasonable restraint." (p. 141)

Oh no it isn't!

If I wore tee-shirts with slogans on them, I'd have one reading: "Liberty is licence." And thanks to Grayling, I now think I'd put that on the back, so that people could see on the front: "Liberty is not open-minded, tolerant and reasonable restraint...."

9:41 AM

Comments: Post a Comment
This page is powered by Blogger.