Algunas observaciones de Taki:
"America’s diminished intellectualism has made this interminable election period...boring
Part of the problem is that presidential candidates try ‘to reach out to younger voters’, hardly an admirable goal as demographic researchers have gone the way of TV programmers, targeting young morons whose Facebooks comprise 90 per cent of their education. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain have all been forced to make appearances on vile and vulgar TV shows..
"Do any of you remember the time when politicians were careful about whom they hung out with?
(Yo me hago la misma pregunta p.e: Los Kirchner con Rudy Ulloa, Hebe de Bonafini, D'Elia, etc)
"Even better, do any of you remember when MPs would communicate with each other — Tories, that is — by conversing in Greek or Latin?
The study of those two languages, with their illuminations on morality and philosophy, reached a nadir during the greedy Eighties and Nineties, when students said to hell with the ancients, let’s all become investment bankers and high-tech millionaires.
Terrible lo que esta pasando en la Gran Manzana (hace poco pase por la porqueria que esta construyendo Trump en Soho.):
"Last week I found myself protesting against yet another outrage, that taking place on West 28th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, where Tin Pan Alley was born. Tin Pan Alley’s golden age was back in the Twenties and Thirties, where titans of song such as George Gershwin and Irving Berlin got their start. But the stretch earned its nickname at the turn of the century, when music companies moved in and the tinkling of pianos could be heard blocks away, 24 hours a day. It was a beautiful kind of clangour, now no longer heard, but the crumbling façades of those historic buildings are still there, unchanged, and one can look up and imagine the melodies."