Thursday, January 01, 2009
Nat Hentoff has been laid off. Back to Boston Boy, Speaking Freely, and the liner notes to The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
Thumos is a Greek word that we often translate as "spiritedness" or "passion." It implies a spirit of contention or fight, like having a beer with your buddy and loudly insisting that Dylan was cooler than the Beatles. This is an excuse for spirited posts that follow my more or (often) less disciplined passions.