Para (wanderer)
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"There is no deep, dark, mysterious insult at the heart of the Burr-Hamilton duel. Like any other politician, Burr was manipulating the code of honor to redeem his reputation after the humiliation of a lost election, seizing on this insult above others because it was in writing, vague as it might be.

Also it was Burr's 4th honour dispute (and 2nd duel) and Hamilton's 10th or so (and 1st duel as a principal)."
Oct 23, 2020 10:57AM

 
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"Encountered a pair of anecdotes that kinda blew my mind. The character limit is too small to expand, especially with the necessary elaborations (most people involved are pretty obscure...), but jesus, I swear that revolution-era America was like a dozen people and they all knew each other.

Footnotes are NOT to be skipped."
Oct 15, 2020 03:52PM

 
Adopted Son: Wash...

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""...arrested those whose hobby was beheading people."

That's certainly an interesting way to phrase it lol"
Oct 06, 2020 08:06AM

 
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N.K. Jemisin
“Tell them they can be great someday, like us. Tell them they belong among us, no matter how we treat them. Tell them they must earn the respect which everyone else receives by default. Them them there is a standard for acceptance; that standard is simply perfection. Kill those who scoff at those contradictions, and tell the rest that the dead deserved annihilation for their weakness and doubt. Then they'll break themselves trying for what they'll never achieve”
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Mariam Petrosyan
“I am sloshing inside the bottle, clinging somewhat to the sides, because one of my ingredients is a thick viscous syrup.”
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“Don’t you ever reread a book you liked?” Once the words were out of her mouth, she regretted them; there were plenty of people who didn’t read for pleasure, let alone reread.
But Tom smiled and shook his head. “I used to, when I was a tyke. But how can you read a book you’ve already read when you know there are all those other ones out there?”
“An excellent argument, Mr. McLaury. I can only defend my position by saying that I use my old books as seasoning for the new ones—I sprinkle them lightly through my reading.”
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“Mlad človek si daje opravka z lastnim razcvetanjem, napredovanjem in širjenjem meja: od otroške posteljice do sten sobe, hiše, parka, mesta, dežele, sveta; v moških letih pride čas sanjarjenja o še večjih stvareh. Okrog štiridesetega leta nastopi preobrat. Mladost se na vrhuncu svojih moči kot lok napeta muči sama s seboj. neke noči ali nekega jutra človek prestopi mejo, doseže vrhunec in naredi prvi korak navzdol, k smrti. Takrat se pojavi vprašanje: ali naj se spušča ponosno, z obrazom obrnjenim proti temi, ali naj se obrne nazaj, k minulemu, se slepi in pretvarja, da to ni tema, temveč samo soba, v kateri je ugasnila luč.”
Olga Tokarczuk, Primeval and Other Times

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