Thursday, November 06, 2008

Splash du Jour: Thursday

In theory, taxes are different from someone merely walking into your house and taking your stuff. That’s called “robbery,” whereas with taxes you’re supposed to be getting something in return. What exactly you do get in return provides the chattering points for many a modern election.
-- Margaret Atwood, in Payback

Have a great Thursday!

2 comments:

stefanie said...

Have you got the book of her lectures already? I can't get it in the US yet. It is almost worth driving the four hours to Cananda for :)

cipriano said...

Yes, Stefanie, I've had this book for a long while now, over a month at least. And I just finished reading it. It is just so good, and so well-written as one might expect.
I have always loved anything Margaret Atwood has had to say, fictionally or otherwise. She is so profoundly witty, erudite, filled with wonderful incidental knowledge and anecdotal charm.
Beginning tomorrow [Monday the 10th of November] she will be interviewed on Canada's CBC radio over a period of several evenings. I plan to listen in.
Did you not recently attend an Atwood reading / lecture? Somehow I recall reading of this on your blog.