Sunday, May 14, 2017

Accession to a republican Presidency

    Strangely - even in many ways
    today, exotically - enormous
    executive power within a nu-
    clear State in the Western Al-
    liance was accepted without
    venom, without bile, without
    obscene boasting, or snarling,
    or sneering, or spittle at the
    innocence of fact; this, by a
    man who confessed that inter-
    national terrorism truly does
    rank among his nation's great-
    est threats, right up there
    with climate change and ex-
    cesses of capitalism. He said
    this, and went on to an open
    air service at the Arc de Tri-
    omphe, to commemorate catastro-
    phes it was erected to extol,
    and survives to mourn so openly.

    Lafayette, we are here. Sorry

Michel Euler
Emmanuel Macron
  on the Champs-Élysées
The New York Times
May 14, 2017©

Sir John Hurt, CBE
1940 - 2017
A Man for All

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