Remembering – Everything

Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Jun 012021
 

Atrocity, A Natural History

1. It didn’t happen.
2. It was much smaller than you think.
3. It was entirely justified.
4. What we need is more such atrocities.

May 102021
 

In less than two centuries communism has established itself as the apex predator on civilization, a killing machine: one admires it as one admires a hardy but lethal virus, or the great white shark.

May 072021
 

At the beginning of civilization we hate and fear the alien; at its height we study and attempt to understand him; and in its dotage we accept and support him, and at the end prefer him to our own.

Mar 262021
 

The keyboard warrior is sure that, in 1930s Germany, he would have fought for the resistance and not the Party, as the believer in reincarnation is sure that, in a past life in ancient Rome, she was the emperor’s favorite concubine.

Dec 102020
 

The obscure artist awaits the verdict of posterity, unable to compete with the living, expecting to compete with the dead.

Nov 242020
 

The 20th century, among its various disgraces, managed to give both “science” and “rationality” a bad name.