Midterm lasted: 23 minutes. Now two hours to kill until work. Sigh.
I have been reading the news again this morning, and am disturbed that Firefox's automatic RSS feeds have populated only three out of thirty stories with news about Iran, in contrast to nine, yesterday. I admit I have difficulty understanding how anyone can look at a regime that flatly denies the existence of the Holocaust and homosexuality, that silences protest with armed force, that storms university dormitories with automatic weapons, and believe that this is a government even capable of legitimacy. But people are.
(What was it Heinlein said about manners? That an epidemic of bad manners is usually a symptom of a dying culture? Similarly, states driven to violence to pacify protest have usually been states on their way out. Used to be, anyway.