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i think you're onto it...

sociability recedes in crowds, excess of anything turns into its opposite.

india does huge gatherings well, mecca not so much...

a football crowd has the appeal of a nazi rally...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Nov 2nd, 2007 at 12:22:14 PM EST
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