The real accomplishment of modern science and technology consists in taking ordinary men, informing them narrowlyand deeply and then, through appropriate organization, arranging to have their knowledge combined with that of other specialized but equally ordinary men. This dispenses with the need for genius.Theresulting performance, though lessinspiring, is far more predictable. John Kenneth Galbraith
The New Industrial State.
The detective novel isthe classic example of a specialized form of art removed from contact with the life it pretends to build on. Sir V(ictor) S(awdon) PritchettSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
In the New Statesman,16 Jun.
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