Chapter 4

2019 and the Alien Without

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

Roy Batty1

How is it that we have created an economic system that tells us it is cheaper to destroy the earth and exhaust its people than to nurture them both?

—Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins2

A Homeland Diary Entry

Season 4 of Homeland takes the action in a new direction on several fronts. Maybe audiences found the hanging of Nicholas Brody in Season 3 too much to take; maybe they just found Brody’s family, those three hapless civilians who are the domestic collateral ...

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