KV: I have wanted to give Iraq a lesson in democracy, cause we've experience with it, you know...(Via Ed)
JS: Oh, we're good at it. We perfected it!
KV: Yeah. And in democracy, after a hundred years, you have to let your slaves go. And after 150 years, you have to let your women vote. And at the beginning of democracy is quite a bit of genocide--and ethnic cleansing is quite ok. And that's what's going on now.
JS: You know, Mr. Vonnegut, if I may, it's sad for me to see you lose your edge.
It's nice to see that some things live up to expectations!
And here's Vonnegut's List: Liberal Crap I Never Want to Hear Again. (Via Syntax of Things)
Tomorrow I'll give a listen to last Sunday's interview with him at NPR. They've got a great excerpt of his new collection of essays, A Man Without a Country (which begins, "We are not born with imagination. It has to be developed by teachers, by parents. There was a time when imagination was very important because it was the major source of entertainment"...).