Friday, July 11, 2008

No Country For Old Men

What to make of articles such as this? Especially when juxtaposed with this. Can a nation be both cancerous and vibrantly healthy? (Both articles ht Arts & Letters Daily. And both articles from The New Republic.)


Luther said...

In my opinion... no. A nation can't sustain both health and cancer.

But instead of a cancer analogy, I see it as how much can you feed the tiger. You don't want him to die, but you can't have him too strong or he will devour you. A very delicate weighing of the scales ensues.

Sorry, but I think only time will tell the ending of this story.

Knucklehead said...

Interesting analogy, Luther. I gotta ponder that for a while. Hopefully the honeydew list will allow a timely return to the topic.