That natural disasters are required to provide Americans with a glimpse of reality in their own country is an indication of the deep rot infecting the official political culture.
American political culture quickly and always outpaces any attempt to satirize it.
Without our artists and storytellers, we have no history, and without history your future is unmoored -- we drift. It is art, never war, that carries culture forward.
In the world there is, parallel to the force of death and constraint, an enormous force of persuasion that is called culture.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
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Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
Consists Dealing Difficult Difficult Task Men