The vast continent of the present moment

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 21.53.57Although, writes Dalrymple, we

allegedly live in a multicultural age, which in practice means that we like lots of different kinds of food, I am not sure that an age of Facebook and Twitter is one that is propitious to the grasping of outlooks other than one’s own. So absorbed are we in the vast continent of the present moment that we are increasingly unable to travel imaginatively to the foreign land of the past.

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