Saturday, December 31, 2022

Quote of the Hour: As They See Us

And foe-of-convenience, the United States, barely the hope of the world, guilty of torture, helpless before its sacred text conceived in an age of powdered wigs, a constitution as unchallengeable as the Koran. Its nervous population obese, fearful, tormented by inarticulate anger, contemptuous of governance, murdering sleep with every new handgun.

 - Ian McEwan, Nutshell, p.24, as part of a catalog of all of the parts of the world and what's wrong with them

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