On Critical Attitude

The critical attitude
Strikes many people as unfruitful
That is because they find the state
Impervious to their criticism

But what in this case is an unfruitful attitude
Is merely a feeble attitude. Give criticism arms
And states can be demolished by it.

Canalising a river
Grafting a fruit tree
Educating a person
Transforming a state
These are instances of fruitful criticism
And at the same time instances of art.

Bertolt Brecht

One Response to On Critical Attitude

  1. anish June 16, 2007 at 1:41 pm #

    have u read ‘if sharks were people’ by brecht. i am not much of a play-reader but ‘life of galileo’ was really very good.
    http://www.geocities.com/anishloves/If_Shark_were_people.html

    how has your trip been?

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