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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Reborn

Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

Susan Sontag; Edited by David Rieff

Picador

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REBORN

1947
11/23/47


I believe:
(a)That there is no personal god or life after death
(b)That the most desirable thing in the world is freedom to be true to oneself, i.e., Honesty
(c)That the only difference between human beings is intelligence
(d)That the only criterion of an action is its ultimate effect on making the individual happy or unhappy
(e)That it is wrong to deprive any man of life [Entries "f" and "g" are missing.]
(h)I believe, furthermore, that an ideal state (besides "g") should be a strong centralized one with government control of public utilities, banks, mines, + transportation and subsidy of the arts, a comfortable minimum wage, support of disabled and age[d]. State care of pregnant women with no distinction such as legitimate + illegitimate children.

Preface copyright © 2008 by David Rieff