Thursday, March 13, 2008

Who let the dogs out?

1. A person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness.
2. A person whose outlook is scornfully and often habitually negative.

A Cynic was an ancient Greek philosopher or a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who believed that virtue is the only good and that the only means of achieving it was through self-control. The sect was founded by Antisthenes in the 4th century B.C. From Greek kunikos and then through Latin cynicus, "dog".

These sect members had a doglike insolence, a doglike disregard for social customs, a doglike use of tubs or kennels for sleeping, and a currish insistence upon one's own opinion.
Nihon Cassandra forwards a message to those who luxuriated in the carry trade from their ultimate creditor.

Western Fear of the Neonsign explores the (insert Japanese noun)-as-metaphor publishing industry.

And this site is so subversive, it should be mandatory reading in most democracies.

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