本の覚書

本と語学のはなし

TIME October 16, 2017

Time Asia [US] October 16 2017 (単号)

Time Asia [US] October 16 2017 (単号)

And where do we start? Do you fight for aid to rebuild every crushed community first, or put your efforts into something that might mitigate the damage next time? (We know there will be more once-in-a-lifetime floods and hurricanes and shootings.) Prevention is tough when we can’t agree on the causes of these tragedies. It seems pretty obvious to me that we shouldn’t have laws that allow almost anyone to buy a machine gun and unlimited ammunition. But that notion is far from universal. We could focus on climate science and how to stop the oceans from warming so quickly, but there again, there will be disagreement. (p.51)

 Susanna Schrobsdorff のエッセーから。
 アメリカを立て続けに襲った悲劇。今週号でもプルトリコとラスヴェガスが特集されている。おそらくはまた繰り返されていくであろう悲劇。しかし、それを防ぐ手立てを考えようとしても、合意形成には至りそうにない。
 深いため息とともに、こう結論するだけである。

Maybe the answer is for each of us to choose one thing to fix and not let go. (ibid.)


 履歴書を送った塾からはまだ連絡が来ない。どうやら駄目らしい。