All this madness, all this rage, all this flaming death of our civilization and our hopes, has been brought about because a set of official gentlemen, living luxurious lives, mostly stupid, and all without imagination or heart, have chosen that it should occur rather than that any one of them should suffer some infinitesimal rebuff to his country's pride. 

-- Bertrand Russell on World War I (The War to End All Wars)

          Ken Cooper and Keith Gemerek (aka Fanny and Keisha) in Times Square