17 July 2007

Today's quote

Ruby K. Payne's book A Framework for Understanding Poverty explains the relation between culture and social class in terms of unspoken cultural knowledge associated with each class.

Jay McInerney ultimately has nothing to say, and has fallen into Allen Stewart Königsberg's trap of loving our WASP overlords a little too much, but this little line about social class anxiety, from Bright Lights, Big City, is a gem.

She possessed secrets—about islands, about horses, about French pronunciation—that you would never know.
There you go.

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