[lit-ideas] Re: Reading Lolita in Tehran

  • From: Ursula Stange <Ursula@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 15:04:15 -0400

"One cannot truly say 'yes' to something one has no right to say 'no' to."  

Can't remember the source of this (Jonathon Kozol, perhaps?) but it has 
thrummed in my head for at least twenty years.   Always happy to have an 
occasion to take it out for a walk.


...since the veil was only meaningful if it was freely worn as an expression of 

>A similar thought to the notion that moral action is only possible when 
>choice (free will) is possible.

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