To the Point

There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed. You could line up all the pols in the U.S. in a straight row and examine them head to toe and not find a single man or woman capable of admitting, never mind ending, the corruption of their vocation--Buddy Dooley

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sad Loss

Michael Hastings, whose 2010 Rolling Stone  interview with Gen. Stanley McChrystal landed the then commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan in hot water and cost the general his job, died in an automobile accident in Los Angeles early Tuesday morning.

Hastings, 33, penned two noteworthy books in his short life, including this one.

The writer's work made him many enemies in high places, so I expect an investigation of this accident to be in-depth.

You know, just to rule out assassination.


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