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Barbara Ehrenreich
(1941-____) born on
Aug 26
US writer. She wrote "Witches, Midwives, and Nurses," 1972.
         
   
F
A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience . . .

R
We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
A
The discovery of poverty at the beginning of the 1960s was something like the discovery of America almost 500 years earlier. In the case of these exotic terrains, plenty of people were on the site before the discoverers ever arrived.
N
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.
K
Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "Stop Ironing the Diapers" (1991; first published 1989), on the mistake of trying to "mold" children.
R: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "The Moral Bypass" (1991; first published 1985).
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "Iranscam: Oliver North and the Warrior Caste" (1991).
K: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "The Cult of Busyness" (1991; first published in New York Times, 1985).
   


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