Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

And Again

The attack in Paris has disturbed me more than the bombings of London ever did. London is used to being bombed; it can take it- as the old wartime slogan said.  I keep thinking how Paris is the city of light- the home of the philosophes and the revolution and in some ways the cultural heart of Europe- and how an attack on it is a blasphemy against all that is best in our civilisation. The odd thing is I don't even like Paris that much- the stones and tarmac of it, I mean- but then I'm not thinking about stones and tarmac...
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