14 March 2019

Thomas Frank: Amerikanische Kultur For Germans

"The world is a comedy to those that think; a tragedy to those that feel."

Horace Walpole

"It shall be so.
Madness in great ones must not unwatched go."

William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 3, Sc. 1

We in the US must certainly present a puzzle to the German mind.   Although there is a growing body of puzzling evidence in the developed nations of the West. We have cast off the moorings of tradition, and set sail into the vast uncharted but terrifyingly familiar seas once again.

Madness has both a simplicity and an intricacy, interwoven into a fabric that is both opaque and yet revealing.