Friday, April 14, 2006

War is bestowed like electroshock on the depressive nation; thousands of volts jolting the system, an artificial galvanizing, one effect of which is loss of memory. War comes at the end of the twentieth century as absolute failure of imagination, scientific and political. That a war can be represented as helping a people to “feel good” about themselves, their country, is a measure of that failure.

-Adrienne Rich, U.S. poet and essayist


At Thursday, April 13, 2006 9:17:00 AM , Blogger Van said...

Excellent quote! You've hit in on the head -- as usual.

Keep up the good work.


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