Monday, 14 August 2017

The Middle Ages Won't Go Away

And then those questions come up
Like was the Constitution written in invisible ink?
Has everybody here forgotten how to think?
Is this great big boat starting to sink?

And you thought there were things that had disappeared forever
Things from the Middle Ages
Beheadings and hangings and people in cages

And suddenly they were everywhere
And suddenly they're alright
Welcome to, welcome to, welcome to the American night

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Selective Memory

There is no history of mankind,
there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life.
And one of these is the history of political power. 
This is elevated into the history of the world.
 — Karl Popper

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Pruning Of Potenial

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? 
It must be education that does it.
 — Alexandre Dumas