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November 29, 2012

When standing in a hotel ballroom

or when seated in a television studio,

it is the duty of the tribunes of the people to insist that the drug traffic be stopped, the budget balanced, the schools improved, paradise regained. Off camera, they bootleg the distribution of the nation’s wealth to the gentry at whose feet they dance for coins. — LEWIS LAPHAM, FEAST OF FOOLS [via Coldewey's Curiosities]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 29, 2012 11:00 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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