The Beatles | She Said She Said
It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
That the Obama administration is now repeatedly declaring that the ‘war on terror’ will last at least another decade (or two) is vastly more significant than all three of this week’s big media controversies (Benghazi, IRS, and AP/DOJ) combined. The military historian Andrew Bacevich has spent years warning that US policy planners have adopted an explicit doctrine of ‘endless war’. Obama officials, despite repeatedly boasting that they have delivered permanently crippling blows to al-Qaida, are now, as clearly as the English language permits, openly declaring this to be so. It is hard to resist the conclusion that this war has no purpose other than its own eternal perpetuation. This war is not a means to any end but rather is the end in itself. Not only is it the end itself, but it is also its own fuel: it is precisely this endless war - justified in the name of stopping the threat of terrorism - that is the single greatest cause of that threat.
late stage capitalism
Carey Mulligan by Mario Testino for Vogue US May 2013
A me già il personaggio di Daisy stava sul cazzo dal liceo, ma con quelle irritanti sopracciglia a pagoda della Mulligan ha davvero beccato il jackpot dell’odio…
In effetti ha la faccia ggiusta.