The Border

Whenever there is talk about “the border”, it is always the southern border, never the one we share with Canada.

The Economist’s take:

  • In the short term, Mr. Biden cannot change the dire circumstances that are propelling Central Americans, Mexicans and others from trying to set foot on American soil, but he can easily alter the signals he sends. His administration has at times sounded like a shy host who is too polite to kick out hungry gate-crashers. “We are not saying ‘Don’t come.’ We are saying ‘Don’t come now,’ was the excessively mild recent message to potential migrants from the secretary of homeland security, Alejandro Mayorkas. On March 16th, Mr. Biden sought to dispel any ambiguity: “I can say quite clearly: don’t come over,” he told ABC News. He needs to do more to impose clarity and control. — 20 March 2021

Sentence of the Day: The Trouble with Peace

The new Governor of Angland, Leo dan Brock, has a gaping leg wound that oozes yellow tears.

His mother has just arranged a marriage for him. She and his prospective mother-in-law provide him with an engagement ring and tell him the bride is waiting for him on the terrace.

Leo’s only options were a courageous advance or to run screaming from the room, and with the state of his leg he doubted he could outrun his mother.

TTWP, p. 84

Book Two is moving a lot more slowly than Book One. Who the hell is Bayaz? There are zombies? Why does Clover get a whole chapter? Why are the only fight scenes the ones that involve Vick, and isn’t she a tad old to be an assassin etc

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