Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey
People may correctly remember the events of twenty years ago (a remarkable feat), but who remembers his fears, his disgusts, his tone of voice? It is like trying to bring back the weather of that time.
I see mysteries and complications wherever I look, and I have never met a steadily logical person.
Unless they are immediate victims, the majority of mankind behaves as if war was an act of God which could not be prevented; or they behave as if war elsewhere was none of their business. It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination.
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