The entertainment industry is desperately insecure, but the guys in Silicon Valley seem a little overconfident.
Xi has arrested dissidents and narrowed the room for expression on the Internet while, at the same time, he has isolated and severed a part of his own organization. This is the political equivalent of a body responding to hypothermia: he is reducing blood flow to the appendages in an effort to fortify the central organs.
I counted three Hardee’s, three Pizza Huts, two KFCs, a Popeye’s and a Ponderosa Steakhouse. In the wide spaces between and around all the gloss and new marble, there is a shockingly large amount of Riverside in Doha.
And so it was that he decided to never go to Mexico again
This spending of the best part of one’s life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it, reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet. He should have gone up a garret at once. “What!” exclaim a million Irishmen starting up from all the shanties in the land, “is not this railroad which we have built a good thing?” Yes, I answer, comparatively good, that is, you might have done worse; but I wish, as you are brothers of mine, that you could have spent your time better than digging in this dirt.