A twelve-year-old steals his parents’ credit card and gets on a plane to Bali.
The Oath of the Horatii, by Jacques-Louis David, 1784. Louvre, Paris, France.
Volume VII, Number 2 | spring 2014
As he watched the mushroom cloud form at the first atomic-bomb test in July 1945, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer recalled a line from the Bhagavad Gita: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
Revolutionaries are greater sticklers for formality than conservatives.—Italo Calvino, 1957
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