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July 23, 2011


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Laurie Morrow

Good morning, Phil,

Though we are apt to proffer different evidence to support the same conclusion, I agree that "our society is run by people who have no moral or political tradition beyond pragmatism and expediency." Lines from Yeats - "The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere/The ceremony of innocence is drowned/The best lack all conviction, while the worst/Are full of passionate intensity."

If you'll excuse me from indulging in a kind of relativism - spirit-related if not spiritual - you may wish to consider that, while it's 10:20 a.m. where you are, it's 4:20 p.m. in Paris, an appropriate time for a modestly priced champagne.

With gratitude for our friendship,


Phil Cubeta

You mean it is not the same time all over the world? How can that be? Well as long as it after 5 pm in Paris, I can be forgiven for making a toast to Ubu the King, Philanthropist at Large.

Phil Cubeta

Are you, by the way, the Laurie Morrow at Heritage? In any case, welcome and thank you for the comment.

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