Friday, January 02, 2009

In Memory: Isaac Asimov

Today is Friday, 2 January 2009.

Isaac Asimov, author of Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, etc., was born on this date in 1920.

Empires of "the better sort" export much of their oppression and poverty, and import much of the freedom and prosperity of nations in their hegemonic spheres.


Anonymous faithful reader said...

This is beautiful poetry and if it turns you from outrage for a time that is a good thing.

I am sorry you do not also appreciate the poets near to my heart, including Wordsworth. (I believe you remarked that it would take a double vodka for you to face William W.)

I wish you a year filled with less fury and more hope.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous faithful reader said...

My comment above was obviously intended for your next column: "An Apple for..."

Just call me faithful but disorganized.

1:09 PM  

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