Saturday, May 21, 2011

Carey on the pursuit of prosperity

"It is strange, in New York and Philadelphia, to see the feverish enthusiasm which accompanies Americans' pursuit of prosperity and the way they are ceaselessly tormented by the vague fear that they have failed to choose the shortest route to achieve it."

Olivier, in Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America (New York, NY:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2010), 237.

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