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9 pages, Audible Audio
First published November 25, 2009
One has to tell people what to think. There's no alternative. Otherwise someone else will do it
One has to tell people what to think. There's no alternative. Otherwise someone else will do it.
He came to me in the Night and squatted by my bed. I wasn't asleep.
'Are you asleep?' he asked.
'Are you religious?' I had to put the question.
'Yes' he replied proudly. 'I'm an atheist.'
In a way, people like her, those who wield a pen, can be dangerous. At once a suspicion of fakery springs to mind -
'It's impossible to live in a place where things like that happen. Those dreadful murders have brought various minor deceptions and improprieties to light. It turns out I have been living among monsters,' she said fretfully. 'You are the only honest person in the whole place.'
Why is it that old women … women of your age are so concerned about animals? Aren’t there any people left to take care of?
I could sense his disgust as he ... cast negative judgement on my taste