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Bellying Up to a Low Bar

“If one is going to ask readers to pay attention to what one is saying, one would surely want to dazzle with form and content. We’re living in a meritocratic golden age, right? No one squanders taking his or her best shot in favor of taking a mediocre shot just because it is the easiest one to score. That’s the critical distinction between “trying” and “making an effort.” Everything is better now.”

Seymour Glass, “What’s Going to Happen to Us?” 2018