THE ADVANTAGES OF PRETENDING-TO-BELIEVE OVER BELIEVING

I find it amazing how many people in western Libya, who supported Gaddafi when it looked like he was going to able to hold Tripoli, will have having not supported him when it became clear that he wasn’t. (I also find it amazing that tense-grammar in English is rich enough that I could have expressed … Continue reading THE ADVANTAGES OF PRETENDING-TO-BELIEVE OVER BELIEVING

WALLS

Here’s the history of the world in seven words: Walls go up and walls come done. The demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam remained militarized for 21 years. The Berlin wall stood for just over 30. The Korean peninsula has been divided for just over twice that. People are impatient. History isn’t. The walling … Continue reading WALLS