reading aloud well, i.e. carefully, teaches one a lot! E.g. how rotten & slapdash most people, & the newspapers, write; & they write as they think.I thought of this when I read Timothy Garton Ash's obituary of V in the Guardian. Speaking of "the European project" he writes there that:
Looking at the mess that project is in today, one can only cry: "Havel! Europe hath need of thee."Really? That's the only thing one can do? More charitably: Really? That's the only thing one can cry?
Jean Kazez and Matthew Pianalto read slowly, as do I. I wonder whether this is common among philosophers. It seems possible that slow readers are more careful about uses of language, and perhaps less likely to produce (a certain kind of) thoughtless claptrap. I hope we are.
Irrelevant video to explain the title and provide an opportunity to hear Larkin say "dude":