Notebook September 2014
The more things change
Hypertension, depressions, and the role of law in the enforcement of morals.
H. L. A. Hart and Lord Devlin
The past has always been more interesting to me than the future, just as I have found pessimists more amusing than optimists and failures more attractive than successes. I do not say that my preferences are based upon universal principles or that everyone should share them; in any case I should not want to live in a world of mental clones of myself, even if it were possible. I merely describe my own preferences as they happen to be.
Now that my personal past is longer than my personal future, it is perhaps not surprising that I tend to dwell on, and even to live in, that past. The...
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