A Reader’s Guide to Twitter’s Forever War
1. The Oresteia, especially The Eumenides
2. The Crucible
3. Richard Wright’s chapter in The God That Failed
4. Godard, La Chinoise
5. One stanza, out of context, from Auden’s “Under Which Lyre”:
Brutal like all Olympic games,
Though fought with smiles and Christian names
And less dramatic,
This dialectic strife between
The civil gods is just as mean,
And more fanatic.
6. Joseph de Maistre, Elucidation on Sacrifices, esp. chapter 2 (“Of Human Sacrifices”).