Talking With My 12-Year-Old Daughter About The Rich

“Camilla: Is it good to be cosmopolitan?

Gibbs: Being cosmopolitan will not save your soul, but it is good that some people are cosmopolitan. In Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke says it is good for the church to have a few wealthy, well-travelled bishops. Cosmopolitan bishops are easier for rich people to respect, which makes it easier for rich people to come into the church. It is also much harder for a wealthy, well-travelled bishop to be intimidated or compromised by a rich layman. I think these are good arguments. I am glad that some people are cosmopolitan.”

-from Talking With My 12-Year-Old Daughter About The Rich, my latest from CiRCE

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Avid indoorsman.

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