March for Free Expression

The next phase

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

We have been here before

This was quoted in a comment but I think it is worth bringing out onto the front page here:
Exiled Thucydides knew
All that a speech can say
About Democracy,
And what dictators do,
The elderly rubbish they talk
To an apathetic grave;
Analysed all in his book,
The enlightenment driven away,
The habit-forming pain,
Mismanagement and grief:
We must suffer them all again.
WH Auden: September 1 1939


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