In post-truth politics, numbers aren’t meant to be accurate. They’re meant to evoke images.
One day in the late 1950s on a golf course with actor-comedian Jack Benny, song-and-dance man Sammy Davis Jr. was asked what was his handicap. “Talk about handicap,” said Davis, according to various sources. “I’m a one-eyed Negro Jew.” Right. Beat that for a handicap. Davis was an African-American convert to Judaism who lost an […]
Friedrich Nietzsche, that great sage of despair, asked, “What if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be […]
A couple of people were stabbed on Saturday night at a London subway station by a man who kept shouting that “this is for Syria.”