The Only Thing For It Was To Come And Wait
For The Turn Of The Tide.
In a sober NYTMag article about the absence of the Mostar bridge in the absent Yugoslavia, the part that strikes me the hardest is Ignatieff's fine Joseph Conrad reference, never more appropriate:
>In ''Heart of Darkness,'' Joseph Conrad remarks that empire, when observed close up, is not a pretty sight. What redeems it, he says, is only the idea.
Posted by at October 27, 2002 09:59 PM