Vietnam was an exercise in mistaken idealism Iraq in cynical money-making. And there's no optimism or idealism now -- Americans are tired of knowledge. Our leaders, the C-students from Yale, know this. We're proud of being ignorant that leaves virtue at our core. We aren't frazzled by knowledge like foreigners, so we can be trusted.
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The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.
All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true.
What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.
There is no way a beautiful woman can live up to what she looks like for an appreciable length of time.
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