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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Facial Justice by L.P. Hartley FROM a review by Franziska Becker

Quoted by Helmut Schoeck in his book entitled Envy.
"An invisible dictator, whose voice is audible always and everywhere giving directions, treats his subjects, whom he addresses as 'patients and criminals,' as a strict but just teacher would treat badly behaved louts. He is concerned mainly with uniformity and the elimination of envy. Pretty women are seen as a disruptive element. Thus it is virtually the moral duty of anyone born wih an 'Alpha' [attractive] face to undergo an operation in norder to acquire a 'Beta' [ordinary] face."
It turns out that the dictator is actually an old woman.

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