Monday, September 29, 2008

May you want what you get 

Because they got what they wanted. �Robert Bruner, co-author of The Panic of 1907, a book I read over the weekend, quoted Yeats.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
I'm with Podhoretz: Perhaps.

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