Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Vanadium

This is just a quote, from Primo Levi's books "The Periodic Table"...

I admitted that we are not all born heroes, and that a world in which everyone would be like him, that is, honest and unarmed, would be tolerable, but this is an unreal world. In the real world the armed exist, they build Auschwitz, and the honest and unarmed clear the road for them; therefore every German must answer for Auschwitz, indeed every man, and after Auschwitz it is no longer permissible to be unarmed.

2 comments:

Marco said...

Let me guess - page 23 starting from the fifth sentence?

Marco said...

wait a minute, that's spooky- vanadium is atomic number 23 and atomic symbol V. That's close enough.