“Sex and death, ladies and gentlemen, death and sex, that most ancient and useful of all the equations.” (p. 41)
“It has occurred to me…that all of this which I have constructed may be a dream and the extrinsic reality may be something far more grim and deadly. Who is not to say…that everything that they have told us is a series of lies or better yet a dream…?” (p. 60)
“Nevertheless, that choice had been made and there was nothing to do but to go ahead. Such are the risks of leadership. Sometimes it can be quite demoralizing.” (p. 81)
Foiled again in my attempt to see the point. Except for, just maybe, something about meeting the enemy and discovering they are us.