The poet complained his masterpiece was never intended to be an ode to angst, but finding the water spring among the horrors.
Scott StosselHere's a fun game I like to play called: @DouthatNYT or TS Eliot?
"In his opinion, Western civilization was already worm-eaten with materialistic hedonism, atheism and a weary boredom founded on the yawning pit of nihilism."
The coronavirus is hitting different parts of America in different ways, making the crisis harder to predict, control, or understand.
Scott Stossel"May’s declining cases are the result of April’s physical distancing, and the consequences of May’s reopenings won’t be felt until June at the earliest. This long gap between actions and their consequences makes it easy to learn the wrong lessons."
The president does not seem to grasp the most basic aspects of the public-health crisis.
Scott Stossel"I used to worry that Trump’s serial mendacity might harm the nation. Now I worry even more that he isn’t lying, but rather lacks the capacity to see errors in the most obvious falsehoods."
The Sensuous Dirty Old Man (1971) is credited to “Dr. A”… but “the secret is out,” admits a paperback edition, naming the author as Isaac Asimov, “undoubtedly the best writer in America” per …
Scott Stossel"Once I gathered I was good in bed, I was automatically far more self-assured in every other respect, and I believe this contributed to the mid-1950s as my peak period in science fiction”--Isaac Asimov.
If both the president and vice-president become incapacitated, the country could face a constitutional crisis.
Scott StosselA plausible COVID-19 scenario for which we are ill-prepared: "Imagine that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, believing that Trump and Pence are too ill to function, cites Article II and declares herself acting president. "
I couldn’t say these things during a traditional ceremony, but these aren’t traditional times.
Scott Stossel"We get caught up in stuff, settle for consuming Twitter and, frankly, journalism. Our maximum taste shrinks."
@nytdavidbrooks gives a commencement address too honest to deliver in person.