"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Mahmoud Darwish: A footnote
posted by The Contentious Centrist @ Thursday, August 14, 2008
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He wrote that he was just hungry, albeit in a sinister way. But he didn't threaten to eat our livers, like some other famous poets from among his people. We should be grateful for small mercies.
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