Three minutes’ thought would suffice to find this out; but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time.1
A. E. Housman
- A. E. Housman, Saturae of Juvenal (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1931), xi. [return]
There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.
The 11th Commandment of Election Season: thou shalt not put thy faith in polls, for they are deceptive creatures, full of empty promises and false hope.
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.
Ignorance may not be bliss, but it’s certainly less work.
Welcome to Nightvale, episode 30
In biblical texts, victims are innocent and collective violence is to blame. ln myths, the victims are to blame and communities are always innocent.
René Girard, The One by Whom Scandal Comes, 35