November 27th, 2016

The Librarian

Mmmmmm ... Arturo Pérez-Reverte ...

Do you know what the problem is? We find ourselves in the last of the three generations history chooses to repeat every now and then. The first generation needs a god, and so they invent one. The second erects temples to that god and tries to imitate him. And the third uses the marble from those temples to build brothels in which to worship their own greed, lust, and dishonesty. And that is why gods and heroes are always, inevitably, succeeded by mediocrities, cowards, and imbeciles.

--The Fencing Master, by Arturo Pérez-Reverte