Monthly Archives: October 2012

In a well-constituted state!

Citeam azi din carticica On the Best State a lui Avva Bolzano (scrisa prin 1831, ramasa nepublicata pana in 1932):

Many trades, arts*, and ways of life that are tolerated in present state shall in a well-constituted state either be completely forbidden or at least so restricted that no one shall be permitted to make them his sole activity, i.e. to pursue them as the sole occupation of his entire life. Then, in a well-constituted state books, pictures, songs and other items that stimulate the sex-drive, fill the imagination with lascivious pictures etc., shall nowhere and under no pretext be tolerated [here].

Before Nineteen Eighty-Four, there is Eighteen Thirty-One.

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* Between these: music, dance, acting, mime, conjuring, jewelry making – including the whole range of luxury products – and more.

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Mr. Bush began Washington’s official day at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where the F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, and Secretary of State Colin L. Powell read from the Bible.

Mr. Mueller’s theme was good versus evil. ”We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over the present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places,” he said, reading from Ephesians 6:12-18.

Mr. Powell, who followed, touched on trust in God. ”Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious about itself,” Mr. Powell said, reading from Matthew 6:25-34.

(NYT)

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In orasul acela, gropile pluteau.