book festival on the Mall

For those of yous here in Washington, head down to the Mall and enjoy the National Book Fest on Saturday.

Drop by the Fiction and Fantasy section to hear Mr. Pratchett at high noon. He sums up World Politics in one short paragraph with:

"It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things."

Oh and apparently there is a real Miss Manners who is (allegedly) going to be there in person. I can't wait.

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