from The book of Joan by

16 February 2018

If we look at history – those of us who study it, who can remember it – we understand the reason why those who come to power swiftly, amid extreme national crises, are so dangerous: during such crises, we all turn into children aching for a good father. And the truth is, in our fear and despair, we’ll take any father, Even if his furor is dangerous, It’s as if humans can’t understand how to function without a father, Perhaps especially then, we mistake heroic agency for its dark other.

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