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Unser sämtliches Wahrnehmungsvermögen gleicht dem Auge. Ganz begreifen werden wir uns nie, aber wir werden und können uns weit mehr als begreifen.
Our ability to perceive is like the eye. We will never fully grasp ourselves but what we can and will do goes far beyond simply grasping.
–Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (Novalis), Blüthenstaub-Fragment (1789).
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Chance that an American would give up at least one week of life to avoid taking a pill every day:
Iowa urologists reported that only a minor portion of locker-room teasing arises from “the presence of excess foreskin”; most teasing targets small penises.
A pair of Russian film directors asked President Vladimir Putin to invest $18 million in a new restaurant chain intended to drive McDonald’s out of the Russian market. “Every project these days,” a Russian television personality said of the proposal, “must be smothered in patriotic sauce.”
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”