James Lawler, in what remains one of the most sensitive essays we have on the topic of Verlaine's naivete
, draws attention to how frequently Verlaine refers to naivete
in his writings and to the central place the term occupies in his lexicon.
Burns's desire to rage against the machine will resonate with many viewers, but one can't help but wonder if rage expressed with such broad naivete
doesn't run the risk of simply fueling the very machine it opposes, rather than becoming a spanner in its works.
JOE DIMAGGIO, the late New York Yankee legend, on his naivete
as a younger player: "I can remember a reporter asking for a quote, and I didn't know what a quote was.
Both pieces represent a naivete
that I find more disturbing than nearly anything I have heard about what the Republican/conservative juggernaut is up to.
about the Israelis has also enabled the latter to take advantage of American technology without restrictions.
Call it official petulance, arrogance, naivete
or sin, several looked at their shoes.
I am appalled at the naivete
of James Dickson, vice president for governmental affairs at the American Association of People with Disabilities, writer Marc Eisen, and Progressive Editor Matthew Rothschild.
A fine example of Albright's combination of weakness and naivete
was her frantic pursuit of Yasser Arafat at the U.
They're often based on nothing more than pure naivete
yet can form the foundation for the spread of exotics.
Although I have been accused of naivete
in my belief that the power of a democratic society rests with its citizens, I still hold to this vision as well as to the belief that the sum of its communities determines the quality of the nation.
It is all too easy, of course, for contemporary readers to criticize the black spokespersons found in Rael's book for either their naivete
is shocking and undermines confidence in the entire project.