Sentimentality and realism

5 January 2009

A fabulous quote from the writer Brigid Brophy, used in an article on the global food system by Sharon Astyk and Aaron Newton:

Whenever people say “we mustn’t be sentimental,” you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, “we must be realistic,” they mean they are going to make money out of it.”

(Brigid Brophy)

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