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
LIBERAL: 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 ... Also, Name given by hypocrites to people who tell the truth.
POLITICS; a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
POLITENESS: the most acceptable form of hypocrisy.
The Devil's Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce