Cheerful thoughts for the day

In a dying civilization, political prestige is the reward not of the shrewdest diagnostician but of the man with the best bedside manner.

Eric Ambler

Since most of history’s giant trees have already been cut down, a new Ark will have to be constructed out of the materials that a desperate humanity finds at hand in insurgent communities, pirate technologies, bootlegged media, rebel science, and forgotten utopias.

Mike Davis