"I came some time ago to think of despair and victimization as being at the service of the ruling class and the whole social edifice. it is the way in which imagination and intelligence eliminate themselves from the contest for power." -- Saul Bellow
Allan Bloom on the Bellow reality principle: "He has always understood that even if you are on your way from becoming to Being, you still have to catch the train at Randolph Street."
from Saul Bellow's letters (ed. Benjamin Taylor)