Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Epitaph on a Tyrant"

Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
And when he cried the little children died in the streets.
by W. H. Auden


Anonymous said...

Trying to make sure you see this article, Jeff.

"Secret Papers Detail U.S. Aid for Ex-Nazis"


Valtin said...

Thanks. I've now written a review of this article at Firedoglake which I'll repost here soon.


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