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Dune. Frank Herbert. Philadelphia and New York: Chilton Books, 1965. First edition. Original dust jacket.

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

Primary vocations of recent US presidents prior to becoming President (or, why Ben Carson isn't going to be President)

Barack Obama – politics (elected US Senator)
George W. Bush – politics (elected Governor of Texas)
Bill Clinton – politics (elected Governor of Arkansas)
George H.W. Bush – politics (elected Vice President of the United States)
Ronald Reagan – politics (elected Governor of California)
Jimmy Carter – politics (elected Governor of Georgia)
Gerald Ford – politics (elected US House from Michigan; appointed VP)
Richard Nixon – politics (elected Vice President of the United States)
Lyndon Johnson – politics (elected Vice President of the United States)
John F. Kennedy – politics (elected US Senator)
Dwight Eisenhower – military, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe (politics)
Harry Truman – politics (elected Vice President of the United States)
Franklin Roosevelt – politics (elected Governor of New York)
Herbert Hoover – businessman
Calvin Coolidge – politics (elected Governor of Massachusetts)
Warren G. Harding – politics (elected US Senator)
Woodrow Wilson – politics (elected Governor of New Jersey)
William H. Taft – politics (elected Vice President of the United States)
Theodore Roosevelt – politics (elected Vice President of the United States)
William McKinley – politics (elected Governor of Ohio)

I say this every four years, and every four years the people desperate to fill air time ignore me, but the fact holds: we don’t hire amateurs as president. We just don’t. And when we do … we get Hoover.

Found in the archives: photographs from MoMA’s 1944 Norman Bel Geddes’ War Maneuver Models exhibition. 

[“Sterling silver models of tanks, jeeps, trucks, etc.” being installed for the exhibition Norman Bel Geddes’ War Maneuver Models, January 26–March 5, 1944. Photographic Archive. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York. Photographer: Herbert Gehr]

The greatest chief of the Pawnee Indians.

The Pawnee Human Sacrifice to the Morning Star

Clark Wissler & Herbert J. Spinden
New York: The American Museum of Natural History Press, 1916.

Ancient record of human sacrifice.

The Pawnee Human Sacrifice to the Morning Star

Clark Wissler & Herbert J. Spinden
New York: The American Museum of Natural History Press, 1916.