Sunday, February 17, 2019

Joe Friday and T.S.E.

From a New York Times review of Andrew McCabe’s The Threat: How the F.B.I. Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump:

The first sentence demands to be read in the voice of Jack Webb from Dragnet: “Between the world of chaos and the world of order stands the rule of law.”
How about Joe Friday and T.S. Eliot? From “The Hollow Men”:
    Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
[Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows. And Robert Mueller.]

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