Wednesday, July 05, 2006

ADT on Revolution and History

Think guillotine, guys, with a pile of heads on the capitol steps higher than Tamerlane’s tower of skulls. Think of a big gallows like a wedding cake, with layers and rows of dangling bodies in thousand-dollar suits with pedicure toes turning slowly in the wind. The French did it in 1789. The Russians did it in 1917, even if it was for an evil cause. The Irish did it in 1921, the Italians did it in 1922, the Germans did it in 1933. Even the Iraqis and Iranians did it, and it looks like the Palestinians are going to pull it off as well. So will we.

--“A Distant Thunder”, pg 139

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