FAILURE TO ADAPT: THE SAGA OF BRADLEY MANNING

I once read an article about a Marine Corps boot camp and found myself rooting not for the red-blooded all-American boys who were all too willing to turn themselves into killing machines, but by the “weak, uninspired recruit”—apparently one materializes in every platoon—who just couldn’t make the grade: a laggard, always falling behind, who sat […]

THAT LIVING BEING WHICH IS A COLOR

Wassily Kandinsky described his paints as: “jubilant, sumptuous, reflective, dreamy, absorbed in themselves, with deep seriousness or a mischievous sparkle…those strange beings we call colors came out one after another, living in and for themselves, autonomous, endowed with all the qualities need for their future autonomous life….At times it seemed to me that whenever the […]