[OPE-L:5487] Re: "High Hopes -- Low Expectations"

riccardo bellofiore (bellofio@cisi.unito.it)
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 01:20:52 -0700 (PDT)

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At 16:57 -0700 18-09-1997, Michael Williams wrote:

>It sounds a bit like the classic (Leninist?) injunction to "Pessimism
>of the intellect, but optimism of the will" in political activity?

Gramsci, not Lenin. I don't know if the best translation is pessimism of
the *reason* or pessimsm of the *intellect*.

However, the interpretation seems to be quite good.