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What I resolutely oppose is an unreflected resentment that offers no prospect for creativity or initiative, and contents itself with truistic descriptions of a necessarily inconsistent world.
For me, the occasionally truistic nature of some essays' generalizations corresponds to somewhat delimited critical and theoretical frames of reference.
It would truistic to point out that the DVD, with its supplementary platforms, provides exactly both these things.
the lizard feeds / without conscience // beautiful things fold / across his appetite" ("Tanja Poem"), which, freed from its truistic second line, would make a fine haiku.
However, and this seems truistic, insofar as the individual fails to use these canons adequately, the efficacy of his criticism in self- and social adjustments is impaired.
They further maintained that because the equation is an accounting identity--and with its velocity term defined as V = PT/M a tautological, or truistic, one at that--accurate measurement of its constituent variables could result in no disparity between the predicted and actual price levels that constituted the opposite sides of the equation.
Also, from a truistic perspective, all asset-backed issuance represents the repackaging of financial assets.