...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



an opportunity to reflect on the evil that man can do:

Eighty years ago, the Ukrainian people were subjected to unimaginable suffering as a result of the deliberate policies of the regime of Joseph Stalin
White House on Holodomor Remembrance Day
Office of the Press Secretary
 November 21, 2013
A significant, though relatively obscure in the West's media-history, member of that regime, an evil treacherous man indeed, had a role in a few of its other "deliberate policies", such as the Katyn Massacre; and plausibly killed Joseph Stalin, by poisoning him.

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