I’d ban all automobiles from the central part of the city. You see, the automobile was just a passing fad. It’s got to go. It’s got to go a long way from here.
There are many advantages in their being accustomed to the use of arms, and no possible disadvantage.
I think if there’s a great depression there might be some hope.
It’s the story of an American who wants to become a dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power.
I’m reading a book about Romaine Brooks, a wonderful painter from early in the last century.
We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn’t have any money for lawyers.
Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war.
The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all ‘bottom line’ editors; everything depends on the money.
Everything the Beats stood for was the opposite of the dominant culture today.