Re: Last Book You've Read?
The Twelve Casears, by Suetonius. Rollercoaster reading. You think Washington is bad? It's Sunday School compared to Ancient Rome. Man, those Romans were something else.
Now I am re-reading Anna Karenina. I'm also in the middle of a detective story about perfume, my favorite topic. I seldom wait till I finish one book before I start the next one (I don't read them simultaneously, of course). So many books, so little time.
POLITICIANS ARE NOT BORN. THEY ARE EXCRETED. -- Cicero
A liberal is a person who knows that he/she is not clever enough to argue with a conservative, but still believes the conservative is wrong.
CYNIC: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
WASHINGTONIAN: a Potomac tribesman who exchanged the privilege of governing himself for the advantage of good government.
POLITICS; a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
POLITICIAN: and eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared. When he wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. As compared wth the statesman, he suffer the disadvantage of being alive.
POLITENESS: the most acceptable form of hypocrisy.
The Devil's Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce