Most commonly we come to books with blurred and divided minds, asking of fiction that it shall be true, of poetry that it shall be false, of biography that it shall be flattering, of history that it shall enforce our own prejudices. If we could banish all such preconceptions when we read, that would be an admirable beginning.
Virginia Woolf, “How Should One Read a Book?”, The Second Common Reader, 259.
There has to be a more intelligent way to decide important issues than the TV debate. Hot appeals to emotion should not trump the cold facts of reason.
When will journalists realize the “live shot” is chaotic, filled with attention seeking members of the public. Stay in the studio.
China has incentivized an end to bigotry and chauvinism as opposed to moralizing about it.
I read a lot of boilerplate political rants about the USA on the internet. Sure the regime must go, but you know it won’t.
The DDR was the poshest Soviet bloc nation.
Adelina ruled, Wagner not so much. Should never have been on the US team.
1.5+ million idiots are trying to take away Adelina’s gold medal.
Why did the silly Russian coach swap out Bob for Varmalov? The coach will wind up in Siberia.
All of North America shut down to watch ice hockey.
The great narcissistic refusal is one which uncritically says No — and soon is integrated fully within the system.
Set me as a seal upon your heart.