Poker-faced Soviet villains had hot side-kicks. Hollywood loved them.
The “us against them” attitude that exists towards teachers, policemen, and other authority figures allows for students of all different kinds to become bound in comradeship against the ever present evil of education.
‘There is war in Samachablo (Georgian name for the region known as South Ossetia)’ they tell me. I wave off the hint of alarm in my thoughts with ‘oh, can’t be more than some borderline skirmish…’
Political elites benefit from grand-standing, regular people just lose their limbs in the process.
It feels instinctive to say that the death of Alexander Solzhenitsyn marks an end of an era. Which era, though?
If the God doesn’t beat the Nymph, for example, that’s all fine and well. But if he does, well, we say, she “knew” what she was doing when she decided to become a Nymph and seek out a God in the first place.
At lunchtime we’d wonder through some town’s narrow cobblestones streets (cars can only park on the outside of these towns as there’s no space for them inside), towards some tavern, smelling the famous white truffles all the way in the street.
“Once you found me, what exactly where you going to do? “ I finally managed to look him in the eye, where I found nothing at all, no life, no death, nothing.
I believe that Holland failed where Spain succeeded because the former just didn’t have that cohesiveness, and that captain.
In the summer, you can even lie on the beach by the Seine. Manhattan’s shoreline is highly unattractive by comparison.