A sweeping tide of superstitious, retrogressive, vengeful, dimwitted anti-intellectual goat-spanking
..."Anybody that reads 'Candide', which contains some crackerjack descriptions of why war is not as much fun as Donald Rumsfeld makes it out to be, will emerge from that slender volume much the wiser, possibly even sporting a long gray beard and a wizard's hat with stars and moons on it.
Why, in these times that call for snappy, up-to-date commentary, would I be trolling around in the mossy glades of French Lit? Here's why: "As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities". Voltaire said that. There is only a slim consolation in all this, again voiced by the grizzled Sage of old Paree: "I have always made one prayer to God, a very short one. Here it is: "My God, make our enemies very ridiculous!" God has granted it to me." ... [Ben Tripp at Counterpunch] Guardabassi : Pink Floyd at Live8
You know Stone's 'Hidden History of the Korean War'?