“Der Dichter verdichtet” hieß es früher im Deutschunterricht.
Manchmal sieht man, was damit gemeint war. So z.B. in diesem Artikel von Camille Paglia über die Realitätsleugnung junger Frauen von heute.
Young women today do not understand the fragility of civilization and the constant nearness of savage nature
Colleges should stick to academics and stop their infantilizing supervision of students’ dating lives, an authoritarian intrusion that borders on violation of civil liberties.
The price of women’s modern freedoms is personal responsibility for vigilance and self-defense.
The basic Leftist premise (…) is that all problems in human life stem from an unjust society and that corrections and fine-tunings of that social mechanism will eventually bring utopia.
Misled by the naive optimism and “You go, girl!” boosterism of their upbringing, young women do not see the animal eyes glowing at them in the dark. They assume that bared flesh and sexy clothes are just a fashion statement containing no messages that might be misread
Kein Pulitzerpreis, aber gut auf den Punkt.