Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose. I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something, while despair is nothing.
There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.
It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.