Flying abstractly

This is . . . . Today I’d like to shine a spotlight on the writings of a talented, hyper-intelligent introvert named Giovanni Dannato. All quotes are his: Since the founding of America, it’s always been a dumping ground for the rest of the world’s problems and a laboratory where those who come out […]

Come hither, russia

This is . . . . Russia was derisively called “Upper Volta with missiles” — the missiles in question being nuclear, naturally. . . . . Lodged between First and Third World, the professional economist — not to mention the political scientist — had a hard time pinning that country down. Some of its […]