from his garden. If it is churlish not k)\r\ngi\\(.' credit wliere credit's due, all those\r\ngruesome multiple-choice, iutclligeneequotient,\r\nstandard-aptitude riddles the\r\nAuierieaus are brought up on, and trained\r\nto soke from kindergarten to grave, may\r\nwell appear in a somewhat less sinister\r\nlight.\r\nB\\' contrast, in Italvâ€”and Sicih', mind\r\n\\ou. is praetiealh' in North Mrica â€”categorical\r\nratiocinahon is like a faint echo of\r\nsomething that has rushed past without\r\nleaving a deep trace, all but muffled bv\r\nthe dail\\' intercourse of life, tradihon, and\r\ncustom. Nois\\, colorful, and centered on\r\nim])ro\\isationâ€”rather like a Moroccan\r\nsouk â€”Italian thought is based on the\r\nprinciple that so long as von start with an\r\nabundance of honest ingredientsâ€”good\r\npistachios, sound grammar, local building\r\nmaterials, marital fidelit), ripe aulicrgiues\r\nâ€”it cannot possibh' matter all that\r\nmuch \\\\hcrccxactl\\\\()u end up, because\r\nthe resrdt will be pleasing lo stesso, anvwa\\.\r\nriiere is ne\\er a plan, a project, a\r\nconcept, a recipe, because that ubiquitous\r\n"an\\'wa\\ " is nothing less than the\r\nfundamental, collechvch" upheld law of\r\nexistence, and stronger dian anv indi\\ idual\r\nact of intellection. If ItaK as a nation\r\nhas a wa\\, it is an\\wa\\'.\r\nAnd, as 1 sa\\, nowhere more than here\r\nin the scorching hot south, where \\ou\r\ncan casih" feel oppressed b\\- the often\r\nmindless Hnniing doggerel of mar/.ipan\r\nsw...
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