Monday, December 10, 2007

World On the Web » Gore vs. Faulkner

re: "...Probably the most famous Nobel speech belongs to William Faulkner, who accepted his (for literature, of course) on this date in 1950. Gore’s and Faulkner’s speeches can be compared rather easily. /Faulkner’s speech came in the beginning of the cold war, when nuclear war and the A-bomb were about to start scaring the you-know-what out of everybody. Faulkner’s speech and Gore’s are eerily similar in that they both speak about a Big Problem and What’s To Be Done in Face of It. Some think Faulkner was being a little progressive and utopian in his speech, but I think the Christian, even the Calvinist, can see that Faulkner understood something about the soul when he said..."...

hat tip: Phil

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