Friday, July 5, 2013

Nibley on Rhetoric XIII

Nibley on rhetoric and corruption:
It was always remembered that there was a bad as well as a good side to rhetoric; but what was not recognized was a fatal Gresham's Law by which bad rhetoric, art, and education, like bad money, will always force the better product out of circulation. There can be no truce between the two, since each is a standing rebuke to the other. (Hugh Nibley, "Victoriosa Loquacitas," CWHN 10:257-58.)