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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

The Continental Climate

What is it today? What will wash over us like a tsunami? The ebb and flow of empires is a messy thing. Mongols. Turks. Cossacks. Nazis. Communists.

You can stay and long for a country gone, or go and it’s the same. But all invaders can be outlasted, if you pass down the memory of the time before they came. 

Bela Bartok

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  1. I like the story of how he is buried in ignominy in New York with 10 mourners present. Then, after the collapse of Hungarian communism, he is reentered in Budapest to a state funeral. Cool revenge move, Béla Bartók.

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