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Gould and Solnit: strong finishes

Great Essays, facing stupid power

The last paragraph of Rebecca Solnit's "Let This Flood of Women’s Stories Never Cease" made me think of the last line in Stephen Jay Gould's "Wide Hats, Narrow Minds."
I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops. —
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