Thursday, December 08, 2005

A Noble Laureate

On rare occasions, a playwright can be a prophet.

Harold Pinter's Nobel lecture "Art, Truth, and Politics"

A prophet in the Hebrew scriptures was one called by God to see reality in all its starkness and then, with brutal honesty, tell the people of Israel the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, with the help of God. And for the U.S., the judgment day is coming and swiftly.

Harold Pinter won this year's Nobel prize for literature.

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