Saturday, December 31, 2022

Quote of the Hour: If You Don't Ask, You Don't Get

I looked at President Magana, and he shrugged. "This is very delicate," he said. "I have a problem there. I'm supposed to be the commander-in-chief, so if I ask him, he should tell me., But he might say he's not going to tell me, then I would have to arrest him. So I don't ask." This is in many ways the standard development of a story in El Salvador, and is also illustrative of the position of the provisional president of El Salvador.

 - Joan Didion, Salvador, p.385 in We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live

No comments:

Post a Comment