July 22nd, 2006

do it if you dare

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As a rule we develop a borrowed European idea forward, and . . . Europe develops a borrowed American idea backwards
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,-Mark Twain (1835-1910), U.S. author. Complete Essays, "Some National Stupidities"
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Here in the U.S., culture is not that delicious panacea which we Europeans consume in a sacramental mental space and which has its own special columns in the newspapers- and in people's minds. Culture is space, speed, cinema, technology. This culture is authentic, if anything can be said to be authentic
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,-Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. America, "Utopia Achieved" (1986; tr. 1988).