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Have you noticed that institutions with dictatorial power meant to be invoked in extraordinary circumstances tend to stay, if only by pretending these extraordinary circumstances still exist (like, say, war on terror...)?

"People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them." - Jean Monnet
by Melanchthon on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 11:27:46 AM EST
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