Presque vu LXXI
“What cultural legacy? There is no cultural legacy. We have an administration of criminality, complicity and incompetence but no cultural legacy whatever from those eight years. It doesn’t seem to have produced the kind of rage that I would have expected it to. It shows me that we have a far more passive and ignorant society than I thought we had.”
Twelve prominent Americans give their verdict on Bush’s cultural legacy.
Fonk has a photograph of a wonderful art nouveau door. I’ve reproduced it here, but there are more on his Flickr page:
“One major difference between love and hate appears to be in the fact that large parts of the cerebral cortex – associated with judgement and reasoning – become de-activated during love, whereas only a small area is deactivated in hate.” Steve Conner at The Independent.
“It’s dog-eat-dog time, and the big dogs have the best lobbyists.” In The Guardian, five writers, Danit Brown, Hari Kunzru, Kevin Brockmeier, Harry Shearer, and Paul Maliszewski imagine what happens after the election.