Saturday, November 22
TURKEYS DIE AS GOVERNOR PALIN TAKES QUESTIONS FROM MEDIA
Or was it: MEDIA DIE AS GOVERNOR PALIN TAKES QUESTIONS FROM TURKEYS.
we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.... Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one." - From Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
FIRST THINGS: Richard John Neuhaus on The Deadly Convenience of Christianity Without Culture: "Babylon cannot be transformed into the New Jerusalem. The latter is God's achievement in God's good time. To attempt to achieve it on our own is a delusion."