We cannot fix education simply by fixing education; we also need to address ourselves to the culture of which education is a part. The essential dilemma by which we are haunted and in which we remain embroiled is that we have become both morally and memorially absent. We have become netizens and denizens of an essentially contentless and dangerously vaporous society, mere entries in the encyclomedia.
One of the themes I write about in many of my books is the evolution of consciousness. . .
My tortured relationship with weed leads me down a sceptical blind alley regarding legalization. On the one hand, like psilocybin and LSD, its psychedelic effects can occasion experiences of euphoria and enlightenment. . .
The story of art and decadence is a never-ending one because economies succeed and fail, they go in cycles, and spaces are never permanently fit for purpose; meanwhile the human imagination is endlessly adaptable, and the need for emerging artists to find an opportunity, to fill a gap, is equally endless.
If we had an infallible intellect with its objective certitudes, we might feel ourselves disloyal to such a perfect organ of knowledge in not trusting to it exclusively. . .