The Trump administration lies about terrorist attacks.
Watson and the Shark, by John Singleton Copley, 1778. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Volume VI, Number 3 | summer 2013
“If ever a loss at sea fell under the definition, in the terms of a bill of lading, of Act of God,” Joseph Conrad wrote, “this one does, in its magnitude, suddenness, and severity; and in the chastening influence it should have on the self-confidence of mankind.” The sentence ends the first paragraph of his 1912 essay “Some Reflections on the Loss of the Titanic.”
The power which the sea requires in the sailor makes a man of him very fast, and the change of shores and population clears his head of much nonsense of his wigwam.- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1870
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