The Rough Ways of the Lord

Sometimes I envy the finality of death. The certainty. And I have to drive those thoughts away when I wake. We will never get used to the Lord’s rough ways Joseph.

Rosalie Quaid to Captain Joseph J. Blocker, film “Hostiles,” directed by Scott Cooper.

Inventing Hitler…

I get the impression that people are increasingly representing Hitler as a dictator given to raging uncontrollably and biting the rug even on slight pretexts. This seems to me a false and dangerous course. If the human features are going to be missing from the portrait of Hitler, if his persuasiveness, his engaging characteristics, and even the Austrian charm he could trot out, are left out of the reckoning, no faithful picture of him will be achieved.

Albert Speer, Spandau: The Secret Diaries, 1976.