Cognitive Dissonance

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Novelist Gore Vidal dies at age 86

This is sad.

Two of my favorite quotes from a brilliant writer:

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

And:

All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world.

I’m glad you didn’t.

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