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A Philosophy of Walking

Frederic Gros

We must really manage one day to do without ‘news’. Reading the newspapers in fact only tells us what we didn’t yet know. And that is exactly what we are looking for: something new. But what we didn’t yet know is exactly what we forget immediately. Because as soon as we know it, we have to leave room for what we don’t yet know, which will come tomorrow. Newspapers have no memory: one piece of news drives out another, each event displaces another, which sinks without a trace. Rumours bulge up, then suddenly subside.