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Monday, January 19th, 2009

200 years ago today, Edgar Allan Poe was born.

1848 daguerreotype of Poe

(h/t to Evil Mommy for reminding me…)

we are two nations

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

“we are two nations America our nation has been beaten by
strangers who have bought the laws and fenced off the meadows
and cut down the woods for pulp and turned our pleasant cities into
slums and sweated the wealth out of our people and when they
want to they hire the executioner to throw the switch”

— Jon Dos Passos, “Sacco & Vanzetti/The Camera Eye (50)”

I’d forgotten how much I liked Dos Passos; a tip of the hat to the Rude Pundit. He isn’t work-safe, nor is he for the faint of heart or overly-politically-correct, but damn! when he’s good, he’s good.