Ezra Pound painted by Wyndham Lewis
“For it is not the wolf or any of the other beasts that would join the contest in any noble danger, but rather a good man.” — Aristotle, Politics, Book IIX.
Ezra Pound's May 26, 1945 mug shot
We’re never far from money. We spend most of our time and energy in quest of money.
But how did this thing become an intermediary between us and the world around us? Before money, we bartered. Why did money supplant barter and who is custodian of the money system?
These questions are dangerous: they cost Ezra Pound twelve years. Pound was a victim of political persecution at the behest of financiers and their minions like Franklin Delano Roosevelt. (more…)
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