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, October 23, 2013

Lost Soul

In 2002, a party led by a retired NBA basketball player set sail for Hawaii from Tahiti.

Weeks later one member of the party, the older brother of the NBA player, turned up in Phoenix.  Here is how it happened that the others were never seen again.

This is the kind of SI writing I grew up on, a riveting story steeped in anecdote and mystery.

Just a first-rate story.


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