Elaine Scarry: on beauty and social justice
right. January is the month of financial statements and reconciling bank statements to piles of little receipts. Can't think. Can't write. Can listen, so here is a long, quite wonderful essay by Elaine Scarry on beauty, pain and justice.
It was given at Cambridge University, 21 May 2010, at a Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities conference.