The Paradise of Thieves

The title comes from Chesterton’s short story. The ending, too:

“Birmingham,” answered the actor, puffing a cigarette. “Didn’t I tell you I was a Futurist? I really do believe in those things if I believe in anything. Change, bustle and new things every morning. I am going to Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Huddersfield, Glasgow, Chicago–in short, to enlightened, energetic, civilized society!”
“In short,” said Muscari, “to the real Paradise of Thieves.”

Needless to say, thieves swarm around energy and wealth, petroleum and water. Maybe I’m evoking old accounts from the above referred enlightened, energetic, civilized society. Or perhaps, more likely, I’m just thinking of Internet, another nice playground for thieves.

One thought on “The Paradise of Thieves”

  1. Hola, Alejandro:

    Internet es, sin duda, un ‘paraíso para los ladrones’, campo abonado para todo tipo de latrocinios.

    Un saludo muy afectuoso, querido doctor.

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