Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Origins of Wednesday lxxv: "What's wrong with collusion?"





Such fine moments of clarity as the
original settings of reality have
provided, under the quaint name of
history, as the self-sacrifices by 
for their people's safety, persist
in responding to the American Pres-
ident's bafflement with a single,
constant refrain, so infuriating
in its intangibility, so galling
in its improbability, so humiliat-
ing in its instincts of humanity,
as to call into question, by its
impenetrability, any use at all.




Now that we do not care for cap-
tives, what's the big deal with
honor?




















Rodin
Sculpture in bronze
The Burghers of Calais 
  Pierre de Wiessant
1895

Museum of Israel
Jerusalem

Mem Quad
Stanford