“I will do my very best to be there.” “Invite me to the next one, won’t you?”
Say what you will about its founder—the Trump Soho boasts one of the finest free restroom facilities in lower Manhattan.
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To be ruled is to be kept an eye on, inspected, spied on, regulated, indoctrinated, sermonized, listed and checked off, estimated, appraised, censured, ordered about … to be ruled is at every operation, transaction, movement, to be noted, registered, counted, priced, admonished, prevented, reformed, redressed, corrected. — Proudhon
Legibility is a condition of manipulation. Any substantial state intervention in society … requires the invention of units that are visible … they must be organized in a manner that permits them to be identified, observed, recorded, counted, aggregated, and monitored. — James Scott
Public servants follow proper etiquette when addressing their masters. When a properly behaving servant is asked, “why are my shirts not ironed and folded Isabel?” she does not say, “Please take this matter up with the ironing lady”. She will instead, apologise, then run down to the ironing lady and ask why the DEVIL the master’s shirts are not ironed and in place. — Akin Fernandez,...
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QUESTION: If all of these man—Haldeman, Chapin and Colson—are clean and innocent of this, why are they not made available for questions? When we ask you questions to ask them specifically, we do not get direct answers. —All the President’s Men, p. 209
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