Friday, 24 November 2006


Fielding says somewhere that Hunger is a better appetiser than a French Chef. He could have added that Greed is a better appetiser even than Hunger, for the greedy man does not feel that painful stretching of his stomach that even a few mouthfuls inflicts on the starving. And because Greed is satiety-as-insufficiency, we can say that Satiety, as a state of being-in-the-world, is really the best appetiser of all. Hence, modern American obesity.

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