"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"
(Leonard Cohen)
"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
(Michael Moorcock)
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
(Andre Gide)
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
(Franz Kafka)
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
(John Donne)
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
(Robert J. Hanlon)
"Life is beautiful, but the world is hell"
(Harold Pinter)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Haunted by Danger of Collapse

EXTRACTClearly though, the current situation of political deadlock cannot last much longer - whether we are five minutes or one minute to midnight will be decided by later historians. What is beyond doubt, except for those with an incurably Panglossian outlook, is that the euro is in distinct danger of busting apart in the near future, with catastrophic consequences for the world economy - possibly plunging us into 1930s territory. Summing up this apocalyptic sentiment, Mario Monti, the technocratic prime minister of Italy, declared on June 22 that EU leaders had a “week to save the euro” - Weekly Worker readers will know by the time they read this whether his prediction has come true or not.

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