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Sunday May 2, 2021

The new barbarian is no uncouth
Desert-dweller; he does not emerge
From fir forests: factories bred him;
Corporate companies, college towns
Mothered his mind, and many journals
Backed his beliefs. He was born here.The
Bravura of revolvers in vogue now
And the cult of death are quite at home
Inside the city.

—W. H. Auden
  British-American poet (1907-1973)

Source: The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue (buy from Amazon)

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