Blog: Hope Over Experience
February 17, 2010

I found this through the New York Times and found it really interesting. Something striking—in the second "comment," someone says, "Americans are short on memory & long on optimism. So, like the proverbial divorcee, the homeseeker will choose hope over experience." I thought this really has its parallel in Leo's line from Paradise Lost, "We cancel our experience. This is an American habit."

"Slumburbia" by Timothy Egan

Author:
Whitney Eggers
Publication date:
February 17, 2010
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Timothy Egan's New York Times commentary "Slumburbia"—and the reader comments on it—offer some parallels to Paradise Lost.

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