Friday, September 07, 2007


Things can still only get better Simon Barrow Guardian Comment-is-Free, Sep 07 07, 12:00pm: Talk of moral decline shows that people still refuse to give up on the idea of a better world.

[I should point out that my original title did NOT have that 'only' in it (which is patently absurd -- things can get worse too, and nothing in my argument suggests otherwise). But that's modern headline writing for you. I requested at least a question mark, but it was rejected. Ah well. It chimes in on the that nauseating 1997 New Labour anthem, and therefore makes a catchy title. Who cares if it isn't at all what the author intends or means? See, things can't only get better... :) ]

A good footnote c/o Miskatonic University:

"Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book." - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)

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