notes may 26 2008

May 26, 2008 § Leave a comment

When the nation is fragmenting, those at the margins are threatened, and those responsible for service and order are overwhelmed.

 

and

 

i saw the movie Forgetting about Sarah. Reviews have been mixed but the structure is classic tragedy/comedy and the puppet scene near the end is delightful and creative. The characters are a real handful – stereotypes well done. the sex is slightly educational and necessary. It probably takes a fair amount of experience with drama to appreciate the classical structure. It is also entertaining in a relaxed sort of way.

and

Mencius.. the king asks the sage” teach me.”

The sage asks, “is there any difference between killing a man with a knife or a stick?”

“No difference”

“Is there any difference between killing a man with a knife or bad government?”

from mencius king lui of wang 4.

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