Chapter 16


Individual Actions

Learning from a Three-Year-Old • The Theater Stage and the Collective Field • Hitler’s Secretary

Learning from a Three-Year-Old

One day, as I was filling the dishwasher, I ran out of detergent. I wasn’t sure the box next to it was the right kind of soap, but I thought, what the heck, and used it anyway. A few minutes later, foam began streaming from the machine. Damn! I stopped the machine, wiped up the foam, and inspected the mess: the machine was filled with water, dishes, and vast amounts of soapy foam. Since it seemed impossible to empty the machine of its water, I decided to forge ahead: to let it run and to ...

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