May 29, 2008

On contemporary man

"Contemporary man ... finds himself in the midst of a crisis of faith. He is what we fashionably call 'alienated'. He has seen the ravages of war, he has known natural catastrophes, he has been to singles bars."

Who said this? No Google/Wiki/Ask/Dogpile/etc.


Anonymous said...

homer simpson?

Sunil said...

Some guesses here......Bill Maher or Woody Allen or Chris Hitchens.

Anonymous said...

Tony Blair? Part of his new Faith Foundation BS?

Dilip D'Souza said...

Nope: not Simpson, Maher, Blair or Hitchens.

It was, indeed, Woody Allen. (Pat on the back to Sunil). From his essay "My Speech to the Graduates" in "Side Effects".