People: Things to Think About

In Rome, on his 88th birthday, Philosopher George Santayana granted one of his rare interviews to a thoughtful reporter: "I haven't changed my mind basically about my philosophy, but I don't have the sense of simplicity that I used to have . . . Once upon a time I was not reconciled to the world because there were many things about it I did not like. Today, I am still not reconciled to it but for another reason—that I find things are not so simple to explain as I once imagined."

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