I’ve been a cop for a long time. And drugs out there, we’re never...– Meldrick Lewis, played by Clark Johnson, on Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999)
often confused with chivalry
In the 1850’s the South witnessed a series of splendid tournaments, complete with flashing knights and queens of beauty. But if such pageantry enchanted romantic imaginations from Maryland to South Carolina, it could not conceal the darker undercurrent of brutal violence which was often confused with chivalry. Whereas the duel in Europe had been conducted with rapiers or pistols, often...
North Delta has changed
What saddens me is something that is much harder to put my finger on. It’s not development as such. It’s the kind of development. North Delta has changed. It went from strip malls and little Ma-and-Pa-owned corner stores where people knew each other (however superficially) to multi-function stores with nationwide television commercials. When I walk down Scott Road now, it’s...
A people united can never be defeated
When the metro finally arrives, the people outside all bunch together real tight and the people inside all bunch the same and some want to get in and others want to get out. The one who pushes the most wins. In the beginning, I thought this was the way city folk did their exercises and I got into the spirit of things, urging them on with, “A people united can never be defeated,” but...
Literature Under Capitalism
A consistent Marxian would have to call the detective story—perhaps together with the Hollywood pictures, the comics and the “art” of strip-tease—the artistic superstructure of the epoch of labor unionism and socialization. Ludwig von Mises, from The Anti-Capitalist Mentality (1956)
That, like Marxism, is the theory.
The game of dominos is an exact science, just like the Marxism of Engels, Plekhanov, and Bukharin. There are twenty-eight tiles distributed around the table and seven rounds to play them. In theory, if you study the first plays and take into account the tiles in your own hand, it is relatively simple to deduce the tiles in anyone else’s hand. That, like Marxism, is the theory. But a social...