<DIV><B>REBORN</B><BR></div><DIV><DIV><b>1947</b></div><DIV>11/23/47</div><DIV> <BR></div><DIV>I believe:</div><DIV><DIV>(a)That there is no personal god or life after death</div><DIV>(b)That the most desirable thing in the world is freedom to be true to oneself, i.e., Honesty</div><DIV>(c)That the only difference between human beings is intelligence</div><DIV>(d)That the only criterion of an action is its ultimate effect on making the individual happy or unhappy</div><DIV>(e)That it is wrong to deprive any man of life [<i>Entries "f" and "g" are missing.</i>]</div><DIV>(h)I believe, furthermore, that an ideal state (besides "g") should be a strong centralized one with government control of public utilities, banks, mines, + transportation and subsidy of the arts, a comfortable minimum wage, support of disabled and age[d]. State care of pregnant women with no distinction such as legitimate + illegitimate children.</div></div><DIV></div></div><DIV><i>Preface copyright © 2008 by David Rieff</i></div> <BR><BR><i>Continues...</i> <!-- copyright notice --> <br></pre> <blockquote><hr noshade size='1'><font size='-2'> Excerpted from <b>Reborn</b> by <b>Susan Sontag</b> Copyright © 2008 by Susan Sontag. Excerpted by permission.<br> All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.<br>Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.