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Quotation by Stephen Vizinczey
The war against Vietnam is only the ghastliest manifestation of what I'd call imperial provincialism, which afflicts America's whole culture—aware only of its own history, insensible to everything which isn't part of the local atmosphere.
Stephen Vizinczey (b. 1933), Hungarian novelist, critic. repr. In Truth and Lies in Literature (1986). "Condemned World, Literary Kingdom," Times Saturday Review (London, Sept. 21, 1968).
Review of Norman Mailer's Armies of the Night.
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