That's just how it is, here on the internet
The markers of Britishness for me include empiricism, irony, the ad hoc approach, pluralism, and a critical awareness of its own rich and sometimes appalling history. It’s sceptical, too: it has seen a thing or two and knows nothing lasts. But perhaps what recommends it most is the frail senescence that makes it an undemanding kind of belonging, and unexpectedly fits it for the modern world.
Ian Jack, “Is this the end of Britishness?”
Let’s not put too fine a point on it: What’s really going on here is that our historically high wealth concentration is interacting with our historically low firewalls between money and politics, providing capital with a massive weapon against labor. Those supporting the currently skewed distribution of wealth and power can buy not just the research results they want, but the policies. As political economist Suresh Naidu put it, “In a thoroughly marketized world, the wealthy can purchase educational reform … think-tanks, legislative language …”
Jared Bernstein, "On Labor Day, a call for courage"
The her that lived in her looked out through her eyes, through my eyes, and at the me that lives in me.
David Mitchell, Ghostwritten
Very nearly died of cute when my two did this at the dog park last night.
A good and honorable death it would have been.