Dada Land

Perhaps no poem captures the cultural and spiritual crisis facing the West in the aftermath of World War I better than “The Second Coming.” Although it is often tossed around thoughtlessly in modern pop culture, Yeats’s short poem evokes not only the anxiety of modernity—“the falcon cannot hear the falconer / Things fall apart”—but also the sense that something terrible and inevitable is emerging.

Rick Perry Will be Surrounded by Navy SEALs at June Announcement

Rick Perry’s June event in Addison, Texas, where he’s expected to announce his candidacy for president, will feature a number of retired and current Navy SEALs according to a invite to the event. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose autobiography inspired the 2014 film Lone Survivor, will attend with his wife. The widow of Retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose autobiography inspired the oscar-nominated American Sniper, will also be there.