Today, I surrender. One of the more annoying things about traveling abroad is foreigners, upon learning that youre American, assume you are fit to bear responsibility for national policy and action across the globe.
In 1945, J. Robert Oppenheimer quoted the Bhagavad Gita. I am become Death, he said, destroyer of worlds. He spoke these words in the light of his fading and false sun, the first nuclear explosion on Earth.In retrospect, he was making rather a big deal about nothing.