Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wednesday April 12, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:07 PM


Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

“Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.”

— AP, Today in History,
   apparently quoted from an address
   at the University of Pennsylvania,
   Sept. 20, 1940

Related material:
Gravity’s Rainbow, the beginning of page 373*:

“white and geometric capital before the destruction”

Gravity’s Rainbow
, the end of page 373*:

“Slothrop was going into high school when FDR was starting out in the White House.  Broderick Slothrop professed to hate the man, but young Tyrone thought he was brave.”

See also the Log24 entry
for Dec. 20, 2003 —
White, Geometric, and Eternal
and the entry for 8 PM on
the feast of St. John Paul II —
Miracle, April 2, 2006.

* Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
   edition of 1995, copyright 1973
   by Thomas Pynchon.

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