"Each of us inevitable,
Each of us limitless--each of us with his or her right upon the earth,
Each of us allow'd the eternal purports of the earth,
Each of us here as divinely as any is here."
--Walt Whitman, "Salut au Monde!"
"Since I no longer expect anything from mankind except madness, meanness, and mendacity; egotism, cowardice, and self-delusion, I have stopped being a misanthrope."
"In Italy, under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, and in the space of three decades, they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love. They had five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock."
--Harry Lime, The Third Man
The PHILOLEXIAN SOCIETY strolls through Central Park, pauses before the Civil War memorial, sighs deeply, and takes a moment to marvel at man's inhumanity to man before inviting you to its eleventh (and second-to-last) debate of the semester.
RESOLVED: Humanity has not earned the right to exist.
WHEN: This Thursday (12/2) at 8:30. Rephreshments (soylent green, anyone?) to precede the meeting.
WHERE: Hamilton Hall, room T.B.D.
Come support the team. And by the team, I mean the species.
Please also note that there will be a gathering this Saturday (12/4) at 4 p.m. to celebrate the fall 2010 issue of Surgam. Phestivities will take place in the East Ramp Lounge of Lerner Hall. We can promise dramatic readings, free copies of the magazine, and an abundance of snacks.