Saturday, October 24, 2015


"[I]t is, on the whole, brutality that is predominant among the ex-Communists—in comparison, Balzacian society, which emerged from the decomposition of royalty, seems a miracle of charity and gentleness. It is good to distrust doctrines preaching fraternity."

—pages 72–73, The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq

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