Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The pretty follies that themselves commit;
For if they could, Cupid himself would blush
To see me thus transformed to a boy."
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Friday, April 4, 2008
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Monday, March 10, 2008
Gring: Why, of course, the people don't want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.- Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy, the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.