Our entire history is merely the history of the waking life of man; nobody has yet considered the history of his sleeping life.

—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, c. 1780

The day unravels what the night has woven.

—Walter Benjamin, 1929

Night is torment. That is why people go to sleep. To avoid clear sight and torment.

—Dorothy M. Richardson, 1923

When night in her rusty dungeon has imprisoned our eyesight, and that we are shut separately in our chambers from resort, the devil keeps his audit in our sin-guilty consciences.

—Thomas Nashe, 1594

October 26, 2018

The World in Time:

Sarah Churchwell

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Sarah Churchwell, author of Behold, America: The Entangled History of “America First” and “the American Dream”. More

Helen Klein Ross

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