|From the 1516 version of Sir Thomas More's Utopia|
But how does one come to be extraterritorial? Or, rather, why is not everyone so? Emerson said: man wishes to be settled...but only insofar as he is unsettled is there any hope for him. But how is it possible for most people not to ask the first questions which lead to this fruitful unsettling? To ask the most basic questions of what appears everywhere to be a given: what is reality? what is the chief end of man (as Thoreau puts it)? what is most needful? Questions which do not have answers. Their resistance to simple answers makes them, indeed, a foreign language, phrases from the mother tongue of the land of Extraterritoriality.