Sunday, February 08, 2004
Here's a nice little variation on that cliche:
God help those who do not help themselves
-- Wilson Mizner --
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
"The question people are asking is why they hate us. That's the wrong question," said Mr. Lewis on C-SPAN shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks. "In a sense, they've been hating us for centuries, and it's very natural that they should. You have this millennial rivalry between two world religions, and now, from their point of view, the wrong one seems to be winning."
He continued: "More generally ... you can't be rich, strong, successful and loved, particularly by those who are not rich, not strong and not successful. So the hatred is something almost axiomatic. The question which we should be asking is why do they neither fear nor respect us?"
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
With the US elections taking place this year, it's worth being reminded of and being clear about what happened the last time round.