> "It would appear to be for the best that the great majority of people should go on living in the place in which they were born," [Eliot] wrote, in 1943. He was evidently not looking in the mirror when he came up with that thought.
A minor point: one can hope that Menand's IQ isn't so uncommonly
low that he doesn't see the faulty logic of his conclusion. And
supposing that it isn't, why such an indulgence? He should set the bar
higher for himself and his readers. His grip on "paradox" is a bit weak,