O motivo que determinou tal fato

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Ladder for Booker T. Washington, 1996, Martin Puryear (http://bit.ly/25NZeag)

“One suffer instead of three, if none is to blame?” suggested Sewell. “That’s sense, and that’s justice. It’s the economy of pain which naturally suggests itself, and which would insist upon itself, if we were not all perverted by traditions which are the figment of the shallowest sentimentality.”

— William Dean Howells, “The Rise of Silas Lapham

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Muhammad Ali e o atavismo

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“As for those cases of atavism—for I suppose that’s what you mean—”

“Yes, yes! Atavism? That is the word.”

— William Dean Howells, “An Imperative Duty

Whoever has approved this idea of order, of the form of European, of English literature, will not find it preposterous that the past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past.

T.S. Eliot

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Leio, algures:

Além do desempenho nos ringues, Ali destacou-se pelo seu atavismo

Aliás:

Além do desempenho nos ringues, Ali destacou-se pelo seu ativismo.

Ativismo?

Ah! Act-! OK:

O activismo político de Muhammad Ali não acabou com a sua carreira.

Ou seja,

Além do desempenho nos ringues, Ali destacou-se pelo seu activismo.

O activismo! Exactamente: activismo.

E os fatos? Os fatos? Hoje, no sítio do costume.

E *contatar? *Contatar? Sim, também.

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