Archive for September, 2011

Quotation du jour, 26 Sep 2011

Monday, September 26th, 2011

If you’re not able to deploy troops beyond your borders, then you can’t exert influence internationally, and then that gap will be filled by emerging powers that don’t necessarily share your values and thinking.

— Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Secretary-General, NATO

Proposed New National Anthem

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

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Resolution of 14 Sep 2011

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I will not read anything written on the subjects of morality, good, evil, right, wrong, or war and warfare that addresses these issues in terms of good guys and bad guys. For example, Evil and Us by Alan Wolfe.

Thomas Pynchon’s Acceptance Non-Speech, 1974

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Thomas Pynchon received the 1974 National Book Award for his novel Gravity’s Rainbow. Also receiving the highest honor was Isaac Bashevis Singer. Ralph Ellison introduces Pynchon’s speaker, Prof. Irwin Corey.

Also seen here.

Obama Likes Dirty Business

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Also seen here.