Sigrid Nunez: The Last Of Her Kind

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I did not yet know that, contrary to youth’s sense of itself as tolerant, freethinking and egalitarian, it is more often stubbornly critical and judgmental, priggish and snobbish.  I would find these faults much later (glaring) in my son and daughter and their friends. But at that age myself, I did not see how we truly were, nor did I put it together that these faults were often worst in those with the strongest political opinions. (113)

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